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During summer July 2017 Sherri Hope Culver participated in the international summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aristotle University Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communications developed this summer school with Deutsche Welle Academie and Beijing University of Foreign Studies. The theme was “International Journalism and media organizations in a turbulent age: European and Asian Perspectives” .

Read more on Culver presents at International Journalism Summer School in Thessaloniki, Greece…

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Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication is to host a student-run media symposium in Fall 2017.

More information to come.

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This episode aired live on Monday, April 24th at 11:30 a.m. 

From stories in the news, to characters in popular TV shows or reality shows, people with mental illness are often played for laughs, or distorted to create conflict in a plot line or simply misleading. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness in a given year. So, this is touching almost 20% of our friends, neighbors and colleagues. How are these media portrayals influencing our understanding of what it means to be mentally ill, or mentally healthy? On this episode of Media Inside Out we’ll explore this sensitive topic more deeply.

Read more on Episode 30: Mental Health Representations in the Media…

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This episode is set to air on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 27th at 4:30 a.m.

The conversation about the digital divide continues in this episode of Media Inside Out. Is it a city’s responsibility to provide digital access? How are community services tackling the issue here in Philadelphia? This episode explores these questions and more with Philadelphians working to provide equal access opportunity in this city.

Read more on Episode 29: The Digital Divide in Philadelphia…

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So much has changed about the publishing industry since the advent of the internet and the Kindle–how do publishers keep up? What challenges are these new avenues presenting to traditional publishing companies and writers? And is the open press movement adding extra pressure to especially academic publishers? Sherri Hope Culver has a discussion on these topics with two guests who run publishing companies: Mary Rose Muccie, the Director of the Temple University Press, and Kristin Kiser of Running Press Books, both headquartered in Philadelphia.

Read more on Episode 27: Book Publishing in New Media World…

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Super Bowl commercials are often as entertaining and anticipated as the game itself. What do these commercials say about us, and how are they influencing us as viewers? Sherri Hope Culver takes a look at this phenomenon and the impact of the most powerful Super Bowl ads with Advertising Professor Joe Glennon and Alexandra Wittchen of the Brownstein Group.

Read more on Episode 26: Superbowl Commercials…

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With the proliferation of fake news stories throughout and since the election, the question arises, how do you figure out what’s true and what’s false? Larry Atkins, author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, and Jeff Jubelirer, a corporate public relations specialist, join host Sherri Hope Culver to answer this question and more.

Read more on Episode 25: Fake News…

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The Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University is currently working with New Media Technology Charter School to co-create a framework for media and information literacy integration across all grades and subjects.We are so excited to be working again with NMTCS after a successful professional development series in 2013, the Media Literacy Circle, in which eleven faculty members participated in connecting MIL to their classrooms and teaching practices.Our new initiative is even broader in scope — we will be developing a new, flexible MIL framework for all teachers at the school to use to inspire MIL thinking in lesson and project planning, and will be implementing new collaborative tools to make brainstorming, planning, and carrying out school-wide MIL projects an attainable goal for the whole faculty. We’ll keep you posted with some of the results of our partnership as the year goes on!

Read more on New Media Technology Charter School…

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The Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) is currently working on a research study with UNESCO-UNAOC and the University Network on Media and Information Literacy.
The purpose of this research is to explore the frequency, methods and impact of privacy issues in MIL (media and information literacy) educational environments and to stimulate global research into privacy and MIL. Members of the university network are conducting interviews and gathering data from their respective regions. Data is being gathered throughout all regions of the globe with educators, scholars, afterschool instructors, NGO’s and nonprofit organizations.

Principal investigator for the CMIL is Sherri Hope Culver.

Read more on Research study on privacy in MIL Education Environments…

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