Tuesday, November 7

0Analyzing the News through Infographics

Barrington Middle School

9:00 AM ET

261 Middle Highway
Barrington, RI 02806

Students are learning about propaganda and perspective in the news. They will be examining and designing infographics around a contemporary news story. The goal is to see how effective informational reading and writing is conveyed in a succinct, visual exhibit.

Media Literacy: Helping Students Discover “What is Truth?”

Lansing Community College, Center for Teaching Excellence

2:00 PM ET

Lansing Community College
Center for Teaching Excellence
400 N. Capitol, TLC 326
Lansing, MI 48933

In these times of media saturation with fake news and accusations of “fake news,” students and faculty need simple tools to discern what is true and relevant. This workshop will outline the essential principles of media literacy, present three components of truth, and explore how to develop a greater awareness of the effects of messages that are communicated through various forms of media each day. The focus will be on learning to ask questions that lead to a deeper understanding of important issues that affect our lives.

Funny as Tech: The Future of Tech Talent & Diversity

Funny as Tech

7:00 PM ET

Peoples Improv Theater
123 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010

Our relationship with tech is messy…let’s discuss! Funny as Tech is a tech-comedy panel show that tackles some of the thorniest issues in tech. On November 7, special guests will join co-hosts David Ryan Polgar and Joe Leonardo to discuss The Future of Tech Talent & Diversity.

Film Review Assignment: Early Adolescent Target Audience

Rhode Island College

9:00 AM ET

Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908

Film Review: Watch a film from the year 2015 or newer which focuses on or is geared towards young adolescents.  Once you watch the film write a short (2 – 4 page review).

Describe the film in general terms. This should be a summary.

What issues does it raise? What do you see as the main purpose of the film?

Relate the film to class discussions, readings, notes, or knowledge.

Is the film historically (or factually) accurate and realistic? Does it contradict or support anything you have learned?

What media messages are imparted in this film?

What points of view aren’t included in this film?

Why would a young person be interested in this film?

How did watching this film make you a better middle school educator?

Do you recommend this film? To whom and for what purposes?

Attach a trailer for the film.

 PR Issues Course

Columbia College Chicago

Online – Hybrid Course Format

Chicago, IL

Students in the course will complete three media activities this week:

1. They will actively consume media throughout the week to identify five different PR issues and opportunities for which they will summarize and analyze the coverage.

2. They will each identify one PR issue or opportunity from above that they will post to an online course discussion board along with a brief summary and PR/communications-focused discussion question for their peers to respond to. Each student will also respond to one peer post.

3. Students will have an extra credit opportunity to develop a news release promoting enrollment in this hybrid-format PR Issues course.

Media Literacy in the Trump Era

Howard University Communication, Culture & Media Studies Graduate Student Organization

6:30 PM ET

Blackburn Digital Auditorium

2397 Sixth Street NW

Washington, DC 20059

The Howard University Communication, Culture and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization (CCMS-GSO) has partnered with the National Association for Media Literacy Education to host an in-depth panel discussion during the 2017 National Media Literacy Week. The purpose of the week is to highlight the importance of media literacy, while also showcasing the work of media literacy educators and researchers across the country. It is crucial that we explore this topic due to an increase on our dependency on digital media, the restructuring of the news media model, and the impact of misinformation on various aspects of our lives. Media scholars and practitioners are invited to share their research and insights with the next generation of communications professionals and researchers.


Media Literacy & Fake News Lecture, USC Honors College

Frank Baker Media Literacy Clearinghouse

1:15 PM ET

USC Honors Residence Hall

1215 Blossom Street, Room B111

Columbia, SC 29201

Media educator Frank Baker presents a lecture on media literacy.

Media as a Mirror: Exploring the Importance of Representation on Media Literacy Week with NAMLE and Fordham 

Children’s Media Association and Fordham University

6:00 PM ET

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor Lounge
E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Hall
New York, NY 10023

Our reality is impacted by how media portray the world we live in and the people we meet. This is especially true for our youngest media consumers. Understanding the concept of “representation” is one of the key skills to becoming media literate. What groups are well-represented in children’s media content? What groups are underrepresented in children’s media? What groups are misrepresented? As content creators, how should we be thinking about representation? Join us for an evening of discussion and activity to explore representation and why it matters to us all.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/childrensmediaassociation, Twitter: @cma

Disability and the Media

Gateway Media Literacy Partners

5:00 PM CT

6 North Apartments
4055 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Join us as we welcome Colleen Starkloff, co-founder of the Starkloff Disability Institute, for a discussion about the representation of disability in the media. The evening will begin with a tour of the 6 North Apartments, which feature integrated Universal Design to accommodate residents of all abilities followed by a discussion with this renowned speaker and disability advocate about the representation and role of disability in the media. Food and cocktails will be provided.

TED Talk on Media Literacy


12:00 PM ET

Columbus University Library
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Showing TED Talk ʺHow to seek truth in the era of fake newsʺ with discussion.


Film Screening and Discussion: This is Media

Jones College Prep High School, Chicago Public Schools

3:30 PM CT

Jones College Prep High School
700 South State Street
Chicago IL 60605

The 22-minute film This is Media provides a fresh look at our role in today’s media landscape as consumers and makers. It includes compelling interviews with digital pioneers and reveals the balancing act between being connected, responsible, and private.


CinelatinX Sin Fronteras: Una Introduccion

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212

Cinema has always been a mode to tell your own history, but not everyone has access to public media outlets or media equipment. This intro to video production course will bring this vision to a reality in a class taught entirely in Spanish.  Learn how to create videos from start to finish and grasp concepts of how the language of cinema and editing can strengthen your relationship with your audience. Discover how mass media is used to control the conversations of the public and how you can learn to tell your own stories in this video production class and air them on Public Television.