Media Literacy Week Kick Off Event
Monday, November 6 – 8:15am – 3:30pm
Thomson Reuters – 3 Times Square, NY, NY 10036
To kick off the 3rd annual U.S. Media Literacy Week, Reuters and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) are bringing together journalists, pre-K to grade-12 educators, higher education professors, and researchers to discuss journalism and media literacy in today’s world. Conversations will explore the challenges journalists and educators face in the ever-growing information landscape, how journalists and educators can work together to move beyond the “fake news” discussion and what students need to understand to participate as an active citizen in modern society.
Video of opening panel can be accessed here.
Bios for all speakers can be found here.
- Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
- Steve Adler, Reuters President and Editor-in- Chief
Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism
In a discussion centered on the future of journal- ism, panelists will discuss the issue of trust, how organizations are adapting to new consumption habits and how educators can help prepare their students for today’s media environment.
Moderator Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review
Stephen Adler, Reuters
Sheryl Huggins Salomon, The Root
Ryan McCarthy, Vice News
Brian Stelter, CNN
Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island
Fact vs. Fiction
Reuters journalist Blake Morrison will lead an interactive presentation based on his investigative reporting on Jack Kelley, former USA Today reporter. Play investigative reporter and scrutinize a dramatic news account. Is it true? Or is it fiction? And most important, how do you decide?
What’s your take? A group discussion.
Belinha De Abreu, Media Literacy Educator and Scholar, and Professor Katherine Fry, Chair of TV/Radio Department at Brooklyn College will lead a discussion with attendees regarding their thoughts on the topics from earlier sessions.
A buffet lunch will be served and attendees are welcome to explore interactive stations showcasing Reuters VR content, Reuters Tracer and Reuters TV.
The Future is Today: Innovation in Education and Journalism
Panelists will explore innovative practices in the classroom and the newsroom with first hand accounts from those involved.
Julie Menin, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Sarah Bartlett, Dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Reg Chua, Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Thomson Reuters
Pamela Williamson, NYC iSchool Student
Janine Werner, World Journalism Prep School
Students and Journalists Q&A
Kyle Pope, CJR Editor-in Chief and Dan Colarusso, Executive Editor, Reuters Digital will lead breakout sessions, to offer perspectives on the media environment and answer questions about their careers in journalism.
Case Studies in News Literacy and Politics in the Classroom
Damaso Reyes, News Literacy Project, Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement and Barbara McCormack, Vice President, Education, Newseum will present case studies on news literacy and how to facilitate political discussions in the classroom.
Space is limited. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.