Please join the Center for Media and Information Literacy when we host a screening and post-screening panel discussion of the documentary “The Problem with Apu”. The film focuses on the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant in the animated sitcom The Simpsons who, for a period, was the only figure of South Asian heritage to appear regularly on mainstream U.S. television. The film explores encounters with negative stereotypes, racial microaggressions and slurs against people of Indian and South Asian heritage disseminated through the character.
On Monday, October 1st, Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, presented to 28 participants in the Foreign Press Center’s International Reporting Tour on Media Literacy and Combatting Disinformation. Tour participants included reporters from across the globe including Peru, Nepal, Latvia, Brazil, and Canada. Culver covered a variety of topics in her presentation including media literacy initiatives and organizations related to the subject, though journalists were most interested in fake news and the influence the current White House administration has had on news literacy.
The Mexico IFT (Institute of Federal Communications), an autonomous regulatory authority for telecommunications and broadcasting, is holding its first ever Media Literacy Forum. The Institute (equivalent to the US FCC) is new in the country, since 2013, however it has developed a powerful and innovative agenda, including media literacy.
The forum focuses on parents, educators, and youth, and hopes to provide information about media literacy tools that will help these groups create media content that allows audiences to become more participative. One of the main objectives of the forum is to review the current status and expectations related to Media Literacy within Mexico while learning more about international practices related to the topic.
The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be celebrated this year from 24 to 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”.
Students and early career professionals spent a wonderful spring evening at Temple University’s Annenberg Hall for the Children’s Media Career Symposium Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Join us in Greece in Summer 2019 for the International Media Summer Academy!
Today, accurate information is an increasingly critical resource for our understanding of the world.
Building on the success of the 2018 Summer School, we are looking forward to welcoming another
group of participants from all over the world to Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy in July of 2019.
The CMIL is excited to be working with Paley Library at Temple University on the acquisition and digitization of the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archives. Thoman was the founder of the Center for Media Literacy. The archives include years worth of documentation on the Center for Media Literacy and Thoman’s other writings. In the future, the university will house the archives of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and other media literacy organizations.
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