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As a member of the UNESCO MIL Alliance, the CMIL is proud to serve as the US partner for the Online International Children’s Film Festival TAKORAMA. https://www.takorama.org/en   The objective of the festival is to offer children original short films on the theme of solidarity in a free and educational context. Each short film is accompanied by a pedagogical sheet. After watching the short films, each child gives his/her opinion and votes for

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The second edition of the UNESCO MIL Curriculum is now available. A global event featuring a series of webinars was held to mark the release. Each webinar presented case studies from MIL experts and practitioners. The webinars were held April 23, 27 and 29, 2021. These webinars are available for streaming online here: https://en.unesco.org/news/media-and-information-literate-citizens-think-critically-click-wisely A PDF document introducing the highlights of the second edition of UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Curriculum

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Did you miss the Children’s Media Career Symposium? Learn more about our amazing panelists and Guest Speakers below. Watch a recording of the event here! (This video includes the first hour of the event with the keynote speakers address and the final hour of the event with the Q&A and all guest speakers. Breakout sessions were not recorded) Event Information: If you are considering a career in media or a career

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The latest episode of Media Inside Out premiered on TUTV on April 12 at 12PM. Watch it here! Episode Description: Do you have fantasies about sharing your favorite restaurant with thousands, or millions of followers? There are influencers about dog care. Influencers about makeup. Influencers about tennis. Influencers for just about everything. There’s a whole sub-culture focused on what it means to be an influencer and do it well. And

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On Monday April 19th Sherri Hope Culver participated in the Digital Playgrounds – Young Gamers and Critical Thinking Webinar. Watch the webinar here! Webinar Description: When adults look at teenagers playing video games, they often see a pleasant (but also ultimately meaningless) way of spending free time. What they might miss is the fact that for many young people games have become the most important part of their media ecosystem

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The latest episode of Media Inside Out aired on TUTV on Monday, March 1st at 12PM. The episode tackled the topic of teens online, with real teens perspectives! Host, Sherri Hope Culver, asked questions and talked about online media consumption, digital footprints, oversharing, restrictions on access to technology, and much more! Guests Include:

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  Please join the CMIL and the Children’s Media Association for a special event celebrating Global Media & Information Literacy Week. We will be holding an online discussion on, “Future Proofing: How to responsibly create AI, AR and VR content for kids”. This event will be taking place on October 28th at 5:00 pm (EST). Jumpstart your knowledge about the next areas of content development for kids: immersive experiences that blend

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A feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, misinformation, disinformation, and the importance of media & information literacy (MIL) for individuals and society. Coming Soon, 2020. The documentary will feature an array of media professionals including Steven Pinker – behavioral psychologist and author of “Enlightenment Now”, Jimmeka Anderson, founder of I AM not the MEdia, Sherri Hope Culver, director of the CMIL, is featured as a media literacy expert. To book

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  Click Here to watch the webinar! Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television, movies, and social media. Social media influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary school. How is diversity and an appreciation for ‘difference’ communicated in each of these media? How does  representation influence what children understand about the ‘other” and about cross-

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On September 16th, Sherri Culver, of the Center for Media and Information Literacy moderated a webinar on the Influence of Global Streaming Click here to watch the webinar! The webinar was described as such: Major streaming services such as Netflix offer thousands of hours of content to audiences across the globe. What influence does this content have on society? How have streaming services changed what it means to ‘watch’ TV?

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