As we all work through the challenges of this pandemic, consider the areas in which media literacy skills are vitally necessary. Below are a list of resources we have gathered from trusted media literacy partners working to help us make sense of the myriad of news reports, the misinformation, and the confusion. We hope the following resources are helpful. If you have specific questions, please contact Sherri Hope Culver at email@example.com.
Sherri Hope Culver is interviewed in the January 2020 edition of “Metro Kids” magazine. Her expertise in children and media is the focus of the article “Raise Smart News Consumers,” where Culver helps guide parents towards healthier news consumption strategies for their children. The article, written by Kimberly Yavorski, is available to read in the January 2020 edition of “Metro Kids” magazine (link below).
Courtesy UNESCO: Media and Information Literacy as a tool for development is now recognized by countries around the world. For nine years, UNESCO and many partners have been promoting awareness about media and information literacy (MIL) through Global MIL Week. On 25 November 2019, one hundred and ninety-three countries unanimously proclaimed Global MIL Week as official at the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference. According to Mr. Moez Chakchouk,
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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