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” .
WHAT: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017
WHEN: Oct 24 – 27
The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week highlights local and regional activities around the world. The feature event, namely the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference will be hosted by the University of the West Indies, and will take place from 24 to 27 October, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Temple University has acquired the Elizabeth Thoman archives for the Center for Media Literacy (CML). Thoman was the founder of the CML. The CML has been involved in almost every significant event that contributed to the development of the field of media literacy education. The CML had a comprehensive library of media literacy curriculum resources from around the world as well as original materials created by innovative teachers as well as materials produced by educational publishers in the U.S. and England.
WHAT: International Children’s Media Conference in Istanbul
WHEN: Nov 1 -3
Sherri Hope Culver has been invited to speak at the International Children’s Media Conference in Istanbul. The conference will include topics such as:
Newseum: “Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World”
July 12th – July 14th 2017
Are you looking for ways to help your students tell real news from fake news? Understand their roles as both media consumers and contributors?
Join us at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in Chicago this June! The theme is “Engaging Citizens, Building Community.” The conference mission is to explore the relationships between media literacy education, civic participation and community-building within contemporary culture. The conference runs from June 26-28. It will be held at Roosevelt College in the heart of downtown Chicago. Scholars, professionals, students, and activists interested in furthering media literacy education are encouraged to attend.
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An exciting gathering of educators, global leaders, policy makers, and organizations will take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil from November 2-5, 2016 for the Global MIL (Media & Information Literacy) Conference. The conference is part of Global MIL WEEK whose purpose is to promote MIL connections across educational institutions, organizations, policies, professions, initiatives and nations.
range of sectors met in London, Ontario at Western University on Sept. 20 and 21, 2016 to form
MIL CLICKS is a social media movement led by the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. The acronym CLICKS stands for Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge & Sustainability. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Train people to become more media and information literate and to 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy.
* Civic engagement
* News literacy
The European Media & Information Literacy Forum was held in Riga, Latvia, June 27-29, 2016. Sherri Hope Culver was invited to speak on a panel titled, “MIL: A Privacy Shield” where she shared preliminary details from a research study conducted with UNESCO on the ways in which privacy is being treated in MIL curricula, educators approach to the topic, and training approaches globally.
“The Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Yearbook 2015 (MILID Yearbook 2015), sponsored by UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), New York, and NORDICOM, Gutenburg (Sweden) was released on 26 June 2015 at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference 2015 on the theme ‘Celebrating connectivity across cultures’, as well as the Global Media and Information Literacy Week Conference held at the Hotel Westin Philadelphia from 26-27 June 2015. The yearbook is a prestigious publication to showcase the work done in the year 2014-15 in the field of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue worldwide. It contains 31 articles on a variety of themes relating to the MDGs and the SDGs, The yearbook has been edited by Dr. Jagtar Singh (Punjabi University,India), Alton Grizzle, (UNESCO, France), Sin Joan Yee, (University of South Pacific,Fiji), and Sherri Hope Culver, (Temple University, USA). This is the third edition of the yearbook. The first two editions were published in the years 2013, and 2014, respectively. The pdf copy of this yearbook can be downloaded from www.nordicom.gu.se” or viewed directly here.
Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, had an article published in the Journal of Media Literacy entitled “Media Literacy at a Turning Point” (2015).
A course in the media studies and production department discusses how different media outlets influence children.
by Tatyana Turner
“Media and Children,” a media studies and production course, allows college students to be kids again.