NATO-CML Webinar Series Now Available on YouTube
NATO and CML provided a high-level, six-part webinar series -- Media Literacy as Strategic Defense -- to encourage dialogue between NATO policy makers and the media literacy community in November-December 2022.
The series panel discussions are now contained on CML's YouTube Channel, covering the following topics: -- go to:
Propaganda: Media literacy’s role in resilience
News Literacy: Empowering global citizens in a new information era
Mental Health and Social Media: Wellness strategies from the schoolroom to the armed forces
Pandemics: Health, hope and hoaxes
Education Systems and Media Literacy: Building foundational skills for democracies today and in the future
NATO Delegations and Media Literacy in Governments: Leading the way for more resilient global citizens
NATO-CML Webinar Series: Media Literacy as Strategic Defense
NATO and CML are providing a high-level, six-partwebinar series -- Media Literacy as Strategic Defense -- to encourage dialogue between NATO policy makers and the media literacy community. The series will be held at 10 AM EST/4 PM Brussels each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two weeks as follows:
28 Nov Propaganda: Media literacy’s role in resilience (See Flyer description with outstanding speakers below)
30 Nov News Literacy: Empowering global citizens in a new information era
2 Dec Mental Health and Social Media: Wellness strategies from the schoolroom to the armed forces
05 Dec Pandemics: Health, hope and hoaxes
07 Dec Education Systems and Media Literacy: Building foundational skills for democracies today and in the future
09 Dec NATO Delegations and Media Literacy in Governments: Leading the way for more resilient global citizens
Please contribute, and register NOW!
Launched for Global MIL/National Media Literacy Week... Video Highlights of Fulbright-NATO Report: Building Resiliency
A short video, highlighting important take-aways from Tessa Jolls' Fulbright-NATO Report called "Building Resiliency: Media Literacy as a Strategic Defense Strategy for the Transatlantic," is now available on CML's YouTube Channel, MediaLit Kit. The video features a conversation between Michael Danielson, chair of the State of Washington's Action for Media Education (AME) advocacy group and a high school teacher at Seattle Preparatory School, and Tessa Jolls, CML's President and report author.
The video addresses Jolls findings on the state of the field, and the current need for scaling and institutionalizing media literacy, so that it becomes part of the cultural fabric of democratic societies.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/VYPjDfHWzX4
Building Resiliency: Media Literacy as a Strategic Defense Strategy for the Transatlantic
Sept. 2022: The results of a new Fulbright-NATO Security Studies Award are now available through a just-released report, “Building Resiliency: Media Literacy as a Strategic Defense Strategy for the Transatlantic,” by the Center for Media Literacy’s President, Tessa Jolls. This ground-breaking report highlights aspects of the current information ecosystem and the state of media literacy in NATO countries.
A news release and a copy of the report are available now -- see attachments
New! Online Facilitated Media Literacy Institute in August 2022
The Center for Media Literacy is delighted to announce that we will conduct a four-day online, facilitated Media Literacy Institute Aug. 1-4, in collaboration with the University of Washington ConnectED and the Center for Excellence in Media Literacy. Teachers/librarians will receive direct feedback and coaching in learning to connect media literacy to their own activities and curriculum. Only 30 spaces available. Find out more here! https://uweducation.learningcart.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=392
UNESCO MIL Alliance: International Steering Committee
UNESCO's MIL Alliance (formerly GAPMIL) formed an International Steering Committee (ISC), headed by Jesus Lau and Alexandre Le Voci Sayad. The ISC has worked to provide structure to the new organizaiton, and adopted a Strategic Operating Plan to help inform the volunteer work that the ISC undertakes. An election is upcoming for new ISC members who will take over at the end of 2022. The attached booklet was designed by Irene Andriopoulou, Secretary General of the ISC, to help provide information on the members of the ISC and their functions. Please check it out!
Censorship and Appropriateness: A Negotiation Calling for Media Literacy
A new article by CML's Tessa Jolls examines how new community norms, driven through social media, call for new ways of looking at how student expression should be encouraged and guided on school campuses. This article was published in: Marketing, Communication, Technology and Innovation in MIL Cities, edited by Drs. Mitsuru Yanaze and Felipe Chibas Ortiz (University of Sao Paulo Press, 2019). ISBN 9 7885572 052290 This book addresses life in MIL Cities, which are smart cities that integrate social responsibilities and goals of human development with new technologies such as blockchain and AI. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Global On-ramp to Media Literacy
The Center for Media Literacy launches free online media literacy training
90-minute course makes evidence-based media literacy education available to everyone, everywhere in the world
“Now is the time for media literacy to take a more prominent seat at the education table, as well as around family dinner tables,” said Jolls. “Media literacy educators and practitioners have long known that there are countless applications of media literacy, but the current epidemic of harmful disinformation has shone a spotlight on what makes CML's work more important now than ever before. We are proud to offer Global On-ramp to Media Literacy as a public service to anyone around the globe who is interested in learning more about becoming a wiser and more informed media consumer and producer. Our nation's security, our local communities, our families and our health depend upon it.”
Like a map for a journey, the Center for Media Literacy provides a vision and a guide for navigating today’s complex, global media culture. For more information about CML’s Global On-ramp to Media Literacy, please visit www.medialit.org, or follow CML on Facebook.
Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture
CML is pleased and proud to present this Special Report, Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture (Fifteen Plus Years Later), with Henry Jenkins as Editor. Henry is the Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California – but we know him best as a strong and faithful champion for media literacy world-wide.