Texas A&M (2018)

Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

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Friday, September 28, 2018

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The National Association for Media Literacy Education and Texas A&M are collaborating on a day long event as part of NAMLE’s series of discussions between students, educators, and the public to launch honest, constructive dialogue exploring issues of media literacy and civic engagement. The goal is to create a much-needed national conversation that will foster understanding about the importance of media literacy and its essential role in today’s world.

Key questions for the event:

  • What are the challenges that educators face in the ever-growing information landscape?
  • What do students need to understand to become active and engaged citizens?
  • Can effective media literacy education restore trust in the media?
  • How do we define the future of media literacy education?

Featured speakers:

Srivi.RamasubramanianSrividya ‘Srivi” Ramasubramanian is Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of Media Rise, a global alliance for media educators, creative media professionals, activists, and artists committed to media for social good with over 3000 members.

shresthova-headshotSangita Shresthova focuses on digital media, civics, participation, the civic imagination and cross cultural dialogue. Her recent work has focused on storytelling and surveillance among American Muslim youth, the Kony2012 campaign, and global Bollywood. She is one of the authors of By Any Media Necessary: The New Activism of Youth, a book published in 2016. Her creative work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including the Schaubuehne (Berlin), the Other Festival (Chennai), the EBS International Documentary Festival (Seoul).  She is currently the Director of Research for the Civic Imagination Project @Civic Paths at the University  of Southern, California.


Barbara McCormack is vice president of education at the Newseum. McCormack leads the team responsible for creating NewseumED: quality, educational resources and programs on First Amendment freedoms and media literacy. Through on-site and virtual classes and its website, NewseumED reaches 10 million students.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact us at namle@namle.net.

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