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Sherri Hope Culver is excited to share that she has been elected Vice-Chair of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the UNESCO Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). GAPMIL represents organizations from over 80 countries working to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information literacy competencies.   A bit more detail about GAPMIL below.   GAPMIL seeks to globally reposition MIL around the

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The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change.This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28

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Sherri Hope Culver will be presenting and moderating at an event for Media Literacy Week titled, “How Kidfluencers are changing the game: a long way from the Mickey Mouse Club”. The event is sponsored by the Children’s Media Association, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and Fordham’s Department of Communication & Media Studies.This will be an interactive and collaborative workshop on the next generation of entertainers – Kidfluencers! School-aged content

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The CMIL is partnering with the Street Project Foundation (Nigeria) for their Digital Amazons project. Digital Amazons is a three-week capacity building program for female creatives aged 18-25 years old gifted in different areas of the Creative Arts. The goal is to expose participants to 21st century digital skills that will prepare them for the world of work in advertising and the creative industries. Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, will

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Since 2012 the CMIL  has been collaborating with UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization) through their global university program to develop, encourage, and guide a global array of media and information literacy (MIL) resources and activities. (MIL is the UNESCO-recognized term to include digital literacy, media literacy and information literacy.) Although this work has been impactful, it has focused mainly on the educational community. But, of course, MIL is not confined

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On Thursday. April 12th, the Center for Media and Information Literacy hosted its first ever Children’s Media Career Symposium at Temple University. The evening consisted of panels on trends in children’s media and career opportunities in the industry, followed by networking time where students had the opportunity to talk more in-depth with panelists about the children’s media industry. The full report and video from the event can be found here!

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Sherri Hope Culver authors a chapter for the next edition of 20 Questions About Youth and Media, a comprehensive guide to today’s most compelling issues regarding the study of children, tweens, teens and the media. The book addresses a range of media, from cartoons to the Internet, from advertising to popular music, and from mobile phones to educational television. The diverse array of topics include government regulation, race and gender, effects

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An international media literacy research symposium was held in Lisbon, Portugal April 20, 2018,at the beautiful Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. This is the second time the symposium will take place–the first one was held at Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA on March 21, 2014. Attendees from over twenty-five countries shared their latest research and best practices for advocating for media literacy in various different panels and workshops. Sherri Hope Culver spoke at two

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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. This past year, the Academy focused on new trends

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Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL director, appeared on WHYY’s Radio Times (NPR) on March 6, 2018 to discuss the impact of Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, on children’s media during the 50th anniversary of this iconic show. Generations of children have grown up watching the show, learning that being special simply means being true to oneself. The show emphasized the importance of self-esteem, friendship, compassion, curiosity, and imagination, and even tackled difficult topics like

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