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All of the Center for Media Literacy”s work has its roots in Media&Values magazine. As Media&Values evolved over its 15-year history during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, it documented many issues still important and relevant today, and grew from a potpourri of interesting tidbits to a publication with extensive editorial crafting as an educational resource. Media&Values is a direct reflection of the early days of media literacy in the United States, and it provided a foundation for a national movement.
Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach provides a model for critical media literacy, involving both media analysis and media production, that aims to deepen students’ ability to identify, analyze, and act upon issues in their community. Engagement with community concerns and giving voice to marginal or alternative points of view contributes to the public good and thus is an important act of democracy. This resource was originally developed by the Japanese American Museum in conjunction with the Center for Media Literacy’s staff, Elizabeth Thoman and Jeff Share.
1) What do you do? I serve as the Executive Director of an organization called the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) which focuses on early childhood literacy in urban neighborhoods by re-opening formerly closed libraries in elementary schools and staffing them with skilled volunteers, donated resources and reading enrichment programs. We operate 12 libraries […]
1) What do you do? I am a Library Media Technician at Castle Rock Middle School and I am working on completing my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Denver in the School of Education and Human Development. I am also a mother of two wonderful little girls. 2) Tell me about your latest […]
The Latest NAMLE Action!
Emily Bailin (NAMLE Student Leadership Council) recently interviewed Aquila Thomas, the Education Manager at Meridian Hill Pictures about their documentary film production studio founded in 2010 and based in Washington D.C.. Their studio works to amplify community voices and authorship and focuses on producing independent, social impact documentary films. When did your organization launch and […]
Emily Bailin (NAMLE Student Advisory Board) recently interviewed Amy Petersen Jensen and Benjamin Thevenin from Brigham Young University’s Theatre & Media Arts Department regarding their Master’s of Arts in Media Arts Education program through their Theater and Media Arts Department. When did your organization launch and why? Brigham Young University’s Theatre & Media Arts Department […]
MLE Community News
After more than six years and almost 80 board meetings, I will be stepping down as president of NAMLE at the end of this month. It feels so strange to even write that sentence. I came to the board at a time when the organization was transitioning from its original “founding” board members, to a […]
Profile by Emily Bailin IMPACTS The nation’s first Graduate Program in Media Literacy began at Appalachian State University in 1999. It was developed and introduced by Dr. David Considine a noteworthy scholar in the field of media literacy for more than thirty years. Housed under the auspices of the Educational Media program, students could […]