The Ninth Addition of The Media Career Guide, published by Bedford St. Martin, has been released. Authors Sherri Hope Culver and James Seguin address important issues and provide useful information for any media-savvy students interested in starting a career in the media industry. This manual includes the most current material on the utilization of social media to find job openings, as well as highlights the ins-and-outs of digital media landscape. In addition, the Media Career
Is media misleading us? Tune in to ‘#EyesWideOpen: This Is Media’ on @pivot_tv & get informed. Sherri served as a consultant on the documentary which explores key media literacy concepts and encourages viewers to reflect on their own media use…as well as the power of the media they consume. The program premieres Wednesday 9/11 at 9PM ESTon pivot. Additional airdates listed below: AIRING: Wednesday 9/11: 11:30 pm ET / 8:30 pm PT Thursday 9/12:
Sherri Hope Culver was quoted in a Christan Science Monitor article on the 28th of August. The article, entitled An IPad for every student? What Los Angeles school district is thinking, analyzes the impact of introducing IPad technology to the educational world. Culver expresses the potential advantages IPads may bring if utilized appropriately. These advantages include opportunities to experience “individualized instruction” and opportunities to develop “student expression.” https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2013/0828/An-iPad-for-every-student-What-Los-Angeles-school-district-is-thinking
Sherri Hope Culver will be a featured presenter at the upcoming MILID Week conference. (Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue) MILID WEEK is a space to promote cooperation between international organizations, associations, NGOs, universities, media, research groups, researchers, teachers, and students from around the world working in media literacy and information and intercultural dialogue. The event is taking place at Egypt’s Cairo University, in the Communication Science Faculty. Sherri will be speaking about the
A new compilation of global resources on information literacy is now available through UNESCO. This document provides information in over twenty languages and crosses borders to share information. To view and explore this new document, go to: https://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/news/overview_info_lit_resources.pdf Or, for this and other sources like it, feel free to visit our resources page and click the logos under Free Downloadable Content.
February 3rd-9th is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Media Smarts, a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to bringing digital and media literacy to all ages, has created a site to help bring awareness to media imagery that can facilitate self-esteem and body image issues. They have chosen to give the reader a bevy of options to choose from on the website and target specific features that aid in steering children and teens into
Catch Sherri on WHYY’s NewsWorks tonight @ 6pm when she’ll be talking with host, Dave Heller about the impact of commercial marketing on kids during this holiday season. Parents looking for a few tips to help handle the massive commercials and subsequent “nag factor” from their kids could try some of the suggestions below: CO-VIEW: Consider TV viewing (or any screen time) a “CO” experience. Watch with your kids. Play
Sherri recently completed a series of invited lectures for the UNINETTUNO University in Rome, Italy. The university provides lectures from professors around the globe in an formally accredited institution of higher education online. It is the only university of its kind in Europe. The University structure includes an International Centre, Faculties, Degrees and Technological Centres. Sherri recorded lectures in Media Literacy, Developing a Media Literacy Curriculum, Youth Media, and the
Join Sherri Hope Culver at the Media + Learning conference in Brussels 14-15 November. Sherri has been invited to participate in the panel “Media Literacy, Media Education and Media Wisdom: Tracking Trends and Developments From Around the World” with Matteo Zachetti, DG Education and Culture, European Commission and Daniel Lechner, Mediawijzer.net (The Dutch Media Literacy Network), The Netherlands.
Sherri Hope Culver and Thomas Jacobson (Interim Dean, School of Media and Communication) have published a paper in Comunicar, scientific journal of media education, titled “Media Literacy and Its Use as a Method to Encourage Civic Engagement“. The paper highlights three US programs in which media literacy education is a core component of their process for engaging youth in civic issues and dialogue; Powerful Voices for Kids, The Salzburg Academy,