Julie Smith has been teaching media literacy since 1997 and is currently on the faculty of the School of Communications at Webster University in St Louis, Missouri. She is the author of “Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World”. For the last few years, Julie has also been traveling extensively – providing media literacy workshops to teachers, students and parents around the globe. She has served on NAMLE’s Leadership Council and has worked with Gateway Media Literacy Partners in St Louis. Julie did her undergraduate work at the University of Tulsa and earned her MA in Mass Communication from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.