Media That Matters continues to show its support for NAMLE and our members with its generous offer of 50% off the educational and institutional rates now through Labor Day! Each year Media That Matters curates a powerful collection of short films that address the critical issues of our day. Their film collection spans local through […]
Author Page for Carol Tizzano
Tizzano is an award-winning producer and an art and media educator. She
teaches full-time as an art educator at the elementary level--routinely integrating animation production and media literacy. Additionally she teaches courses at area colleges and conducts workshops and presentations for diverse organizations and audiences on a variety of media literacy topics. Her presentation topics include media representation of gender and race; critical viewing; media and bullying; commercial and consumer culture; independent media; animation production; art and media; media literacy basics and linking media literacy with the k-12 curriculum. She is co-author of Kids Talk TV: Inside/ Out, a media literacy resource distributed nationally.
Her documentary, PicturePerfect, has received several awards including the Annual Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education and the Chris Award for excellence in educational media. PicturePerfect considers the impact of media depictions of women and girls. It is distributed throughout the United States and abroad, has screened at numerous conferences and festivals, and is used by educators spanning middle school through college. As a freelance producer for PBS afﬁliate WVIZ, she has covered the arts and cultural scene of northeast Ohio.
Tizzano holds a B.A. in Communication and Studio Art from Kent State University and an M.A. in Art Education from The Ohio State University. Her master’s thesis examines media representation and advocates for the inclusion of popular culture within art education curricula.
Variety describes Miss Representation as “An admirable work of media literacy education…” The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, aired on OWN, and now is available on DVD. Mainstream media continues to generate limited, distorted and often disparaging images of girls and women. These images continue to shape girls and women, as well as boys and men, […]