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 to just one area; it is not just about education or technology or youth media. MIL involves stakeholders in all major areas of civic leadership. A MIL city is truly a “smart” city.
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 (both prosocial and risky), kids’ use of digital media, and the commercialization of youth culture.
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.
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.
From December 5-7, Manchester, UK, will be home to the Children’s Global Media Summit, a major child’s media event held only once every 3 years!
Over the 3 day Summit, sessions and keynotes will focus on five key themes: Innovation, Empowerment, Freedom, Entertainment and Education. The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help secure the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world.
Media Literacy Week is November 6-10, 2017
Media Literacy Week is a national event to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) on a wide variety of events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.
The 6th Annual International Children’s Media Conference (Istanbul) held November 1-2, 2017 is Turkey’s one and only conference focusing on children’s media.
Professor and CMIL Director Sherri Hope Culver was an invited speaker at the conference. Her presentation was titled, “Media As Mirror: The Power of Representation in Children’s Media”.
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 was hosted by the University of the West Indies, and took place from 24 to 27 October, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.
The CMIL is excited to be working with Paley Library at Temple University on the acquisition and digitization of the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archives. Thoman was the founder of the Center for Media Literacy. The archives include years worth of documentation on the Center for Media Literacy and Thoman’s other writings. In the future, the university will house the archives of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and other media literacy organizations.
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.