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“We have to do a better job…if our democracy’s function in a complicated diverse society like this is to teach our kids enough critical thinking to be able to sort out what is true and what is false, what is contestable and what is incontestable…” President Barack Obama

Donate to NAMLE now and help grow the media literacy movement.

Watch this video from NAMLE Vice President, Erin Reilly, for more information and reasons why to donate now.

The recent presidential election has proven the power of media.  As presidential candidates moved through the various phases of the race, the media played an incredible role in shaping opinions, focusing our collective attention on the sensational or salacious and ultimately in the outcome. Media in all of its forms from traditional journalism and advertising to social media and opinionated commentators and bloggers framed, informed and at times warped the national conversation about the 2016 election. Media literacy has never been more important.

Helping people understand the media messages they see, share, and create, is the core of the mission The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

Your financial support will help NAMLE serve educators all over the country with resources and professional development and advocate for media literacy education. All contributions will allow us to maintain free membership for individual educators.

NAMLE has accomplished so much this year:

Our work is more essential than ever before and we need your support to continue it. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider supporting media literacy education with a tax-deductible donation to NAMLE’s work in helping individuals grow as responsible citizens, productive students, and dynamic teachers. Every dollar counts.

 

How To Donate

Your tax-deductible gift, of any amount, will go towards NAMLE’s work in helping individuals grow as responsible citizens, productive students, and conscientious media consumers.

To make an online donation, click here or

Send Your Contribution to:

NAMLE – P.O. Box 343  – NY, NY 10024

For in-kind, matching, bequests, or other types of donations please contact our Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin at mciullalipkin@namle.net.

How Your Donation Makes an Impact

Our members are working in K-12 classrooms, higher education, after-school programs, libraries, and youth and community centers as media advocates and in the media industry. We provide them with:

  • Free Individual Membership – Individual educators, media literacy practitioners and even those that just want to be a part of our vibrant community join NAMLE for FREE. We provide them free resources, networking opportunities, connections with other NAMLE members, and much, much more.
  • Media Literacy Week – An annual national initiative which brings together educators, advocates and media makers. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
  • Journal of Media Literacy Education – A FREE online, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal for established and emerging scholars, media professionals, and educational practitioners in and out of schools.
  • National Conference – Our biennial conference is the only national event that brings together the full spectrum of people involved in media literacy education, including educators, practitioners, outreach directors, and content producers. It serves as a forum in which promising practices are disseminated, future projects are conceived, and growth in the field is fostered through emerging networks.
  •  Monthly E-newsletters –  Our monthly e-newsletters contains the latest news about NAMLE partners and all those involved with media literacy education.
  • The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education – A FREE downloadable document that articulates a common ground around developing clear, measurable outcomes and benchmarks for U.S. schools.