We've added a new interview to the Voices of Media Literacy project - Victor C. Strasburger, MD. Dr. Strasburger is a pediatrician who has study children and media for more than 30 years. The Voices of Media Literacy project includes more than 20 interviews with media literacy pioneers. Find the interviews here.
UPDATE: Videos of the presentation are now available on CML's YouTube channel.
Media Literacy Strategies for Children, Youth and Family Nonprofits (email@example.com). Nonprofits serving children, youth and families can increase public support and understanding for their clients by helping their own staffs as well as community members to become better consumers of media, mass and social, and to use media more effectively for information and advocacy.
Improved media literacy also can positively change people’s attitudes and behaviors regarding violence, nutrition, body image, vaccines, addiction or sexuality. Media literacy programs can be aligned with direct services, community education and other nonprofit activities, all aimed at empowering the community towards healthful habits and communication. Media literacy expert Tessa Jolls, CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, will lead this exploration of basic concepts of media literacy, and how these can be shared with nonprofit staff and Boards, and with children, youth and families themselves. This workshop is another activity of the Valley Nonprofit Resources Children, Youth and Family Nonprofit Initiative - co-sponsored by the Child Development Institute and the CSUN Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. For more information and to register please contact Ashley Wright, 818-677-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Tarzana Providence Medical Center
Media Literacy Week produced a cache of artifacts useful for K-12 teachers, university academics, librarians, and community leaders. Events throughout the week highlighted the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Find some of the online resources and activities from Los Angeles participants here.
As part of Media Literacy Week, Tessa Jolls was online taking questions from Reddit followers in an Ask Me Anything forum about media literacy. Thank you to all who participated. Find the transcript PDF here -- excellent questions and informative responses.
CML's Tessa Jolls was asked to comment on a questionable "creepy" ad campaign published by Bloomingdale's. Read the article.
CML's Tessa Jolls is quoted in this recent article from Variety. Reality TV and Politics make the need for media literacy very real.
Media Literacy Week email@example.com is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States and to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week now in its 10th year, there will be a variety of events held around the country.
How must curricula change with the new demands for global education and for learning anytime, anywhere? CML's Tessa Jolls explores these questions in the Journal of Media Literacy Education, in her article "The New Curricula, Propelling the Growth of Media Literacy Education.”