We spoke with Abby Popper, who’s in charge of Public Relations for the Jacob Burns Film Center, about the organization’s exciting work in media literacy.
All reality is channeled through technological mediation. With Web 2.0, this secondary development of the web with all the social networking applications and possibilities, media are all the more prevalent. We do not live in a separate universe from media… Media literacy education is a key to examining our world, to integrate all forms of education and life experience.
“I’ve been working in the media industry for 16 years now. But a couple of years ago I found myself teaching and realized that there is a disconnection between young people and the rest of us…”
“Not teaching critical media literacy to your first graders? Why not?! With television and Internet content shaping how children see their world and themselves, Jeff Share argues ‘the earlier the better’.” -Carol Jago
NAMLE Members reflect on NAMLE and the importance of media literacy education: Joe Behson Nicki Soice Sister Rose Pacatte Belinha DeAbreu