"Developing Digital and Media Literacies in Children and Adolescents," by Kristen Hawley Turner, Tessa Jolls, Michelle Schira Hagerman, William O'Byrne, Troy Hicks, Bobbie Eisenstock and Kristine E. Pytash, Pediatrics 2017. Learning environments no longer depend on seat time in factory-like school settings. Learning happens anywhere, anytime, and productivity in the workplace depends on digital and media literacy. To create the human capital necessary for success and sustainability in a technology-driven world, we must invest in the literacy practices of our youth. This article makes recommendations for research and policy priorities.
Participate! Follow our Facebook page to test your skills throughout the week. We are joining with journalism students from CSUN to deconstruct media messages throughout the week of November 6 - 10, 2017.
THE CENTER FOR MEDIA LITERACY CALLS FOR NEW FUNDING TO STUDY GROWING HEALTH ISSUE: CHILDREN AND SCREEN TIME
CML is pleased to announce a new Affiliate: Ignite Global, LLC, a Los Angeles-based communications firm headed by Michele Johnsen, a CML Fellow and certified trainer. With a Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Michele is an award-winning communications expert who specializes in media literacy, social change, human rights and public diplomacy. Watch for our interview with Michele in the upcoming newsletter!
Global Media and Information Literacy Week is October 25-Nov. 1, 2017
US Media Literacy Week is November 6-10, 2017
Watch for updates and start planning media literacy activities!
GAPMIL recently published tributes to award recipients. Tessa Jolls was honored by GAPMIL in 2015. The GAPMIL Awards recognize information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their work and related activities. Specifically, the awards recognize excellence and leadership in five sectors: Education, Research, Policy, Advocacy, Media and communication/information industries. Find out more here.
Mary Moen, NTC Board Member, Lifelong Educator, 1988 Jessie McCanse Award Recipient dies at age 88. She was a passionate advocate for media literacy and a leader on whose shoulders we stand today. She will be missed by many. Services were held in Madison, Wisconsin. https://www.nationaltelemediacouncil.org/mary-moen
MIL CLICKS is a social media innovation led by UNESCO. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Expose people to become more media and information literate and 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy (MIL). Read more and watch the video by going to http://en.unesco.org/MILCLICKS.
Encourage your CA representative to vote in favor of media literacy education in schools. SB 135 (Dodd) needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. The bill is currently with the Assembly Appropriations Committee awaiting approval. Act now! Read CML's letter of support below. Find details about SB135 at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.