Kick Off Event

Media Literacy Week Kick Off Event
Monday, November 6 – 8am – 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.

Agenda:

8:15am

Breakfast

8:45am

Opening Remarks: Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, NAMLE and Stephen Adler, Reuters

9:00am

Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism 

Moderator Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review 

Confirmed Participants:

Stephen Adler, Reuters

Ryan McCarthy, Vice News

Shani Hilton, Buzzfeed

9:45am

Media Literacy: Education in Practice

Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island

11am

The Jack Kelly Investigation

Blake Morrison, Reuters 

11:45am

Teacher and Student Open Discussion

12:30pm

Lunch/Reuters Media Lab

1:15pm

The Future is Today: Innovation in Education and Journalism

Moderator:

Julie Menin, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Confirmed participants:

Janine Werner, World Journalism Prep School)

Reg Chua, Reuters

2:00pm

Students and Journalists Q&A

Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review

Dan Colarusso, Reuters Digital

Case Studies in News Literacy and Politics in the Classroom

Damaso Reyes, News Literacy Project

Barbara McCormack, Newseum

3:00pm

Final Words

Space is limited. Please contact us at medialiteracyweek@namle.net if you are interested in attending.