Wednesday, November 2

Media Literacy Week 2016 officially launches on Tuesday, September 6. This section will be updated on a regular basis as information is flowing in each and every day. Continue to check back for events and activities updates.


YouthLearn Celebrates Media Literacy Week

Education Development Center

Chicago, IL

Throughout Media Literacy Week, the YouthLearn initiative at the Education Development Center will lead an outreach campaign to promote media literacy. The YouthLearn team has been working for over 15 years on youth media programs geared at training informal and formal educators. Our website hosts a collection of resources and stories from the field on all aspects of youth media, including media literacy. Our outreach campaign will feature interviews with educators on the role of and importance of media literacy, as well as the promotion of curriculum and resources for educators looking to incorporate media literacy into their teaching practice.


Conducting Research While Constructing Podcasts

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Throughout Media Literacy Week, the Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the creative mind through a number of course-based events, such as critical conversations related to literacy and liberty, the affect of production effects, and value of creative media-making. On November 1 and 2, Jamille Wallick‘s class on Audio Documentary will discuss how to conduct research while constructing podcasts.


Media Literacy: Key Concepts

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Throughout Media Literacy Week, the Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the creative mind through a number of course-based events, such as critical conversations related to literacy and liberty, the affect of production effects, and value of creative media-making. On November 2, Jamille Wallick‘s class on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age will discuss key concepts on media literacy.


Literacy and Liberty

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Throughout Media Literacy Week, the Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the creative mind through a number of course-based events, such as critical conversations related to literacy and liberty, the affect of production effects, and value of creative media-making. On  October 31 and November 2, Dr. Theresa Redmond’s class on Media Literacy will discuss literacy and liberty.


Living in a Media World: Learning to Teach the Media K-12

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Throughout Media Literacy Week, the Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the creative mind through a number of course-based events, such as critical conversations related to literacy and liberty, the affect of production effects, and value of creative media-making. On  October 31 and November 2, Dr. Theresa Redmond’s class on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age will discuss how to teach media in grades K-12.


Education License Discounts on Media Literacy Curriculum Materials

The Representation Project

Ross, CA

In celebration of Media Literacy Week, please enjoy a 25% discount on educational licenses for Miss Representation (a documentary focused on media literacy and under-representation of women in positions of power and influence) and other accompanying curriculum for K-12th grade and universities. The discount code MEDIALIT2016 is active through the end of the year.


PBS’s Point-of View Documentary Films (POV) Screening: A High School Behind Bars

Oklahoma State University

5:30 PM CDT

Stillwater, OK

PBS’s POV Documentary Series is partnering with Oklahoma State University’s Cineculture Club during Media Literacy Week to present a free screening of the documentary A High School Behind Bars, directed by Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O’Connell, followed by a discussion with students. In San Francisco County Jail, Five Keys Charter School is trying to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates a chance to earn a high school diploma. POV partnered with the online video journalism studio Storyhunter to commission the film as part of a series of short web documentaries about the achievements and challenges of young black males in the United States.


#xomg Social Media Campaign!

MEDIAGIRLS

Brookline, MA

#xomg is a fun and easy campaign that allows anyone with social media to strike back against the mass media’s message that insists a girl’s self-worth depends on how “hot” and skinny she can be. It’s also a chance to celebrate inspiring “feel-good” content. The “x” is for “no way;” the “o” is for “circle-worthy because you love it;” and the “mg” is for “MEDIAGIRLS,” so we can find each others’ posts.


We the Voters Political Party and Live Twitter Chat

Brooklyn College, Le Moyne College & Fordham University

Brooklyn, Syracuse & New York, NY

This multi-college “political party” and live Twitter chat will showcase several of the films within the We the Voters Collection. Katherine Fry, Chair of the Department of Television and Radio, will moderate an interactive discussion among faculty and students. The event is a collaborative effort between the Brooklyn College, Le Moyne College, Fordham University, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and Big Picture Educational. #WeTheVoters

InstaFAMOUS: The Rise of “Celebrity” in the Media Age

Post University

6:30 PM EDT

Waterbury, CT

In celebration of the 2nd Annual Media Literacy Week in the United States, Post University and the Communication and Media Studies program present a panel of experts to discuss the evolution of “celebrity” in new media culture.

National Eating Disorders Association  (NEDA) and Proud2Bme USA
Online
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)’s youth outreach community at California State University, Northridge — Proud2Bme_CSUN (a community engagement project in the Journalism Department) — invites students, educators, health practitioners, and media professionals to participate in our second annual Facebook Challenge. Teens and young adults are often targeted with deceptive media imagery, and we’re encouraging them to take an active role in highlighting the meaning behind the message. Every day during National Media Literacy Week, we will post a new media image on the Proud2Bme Facebook page for you to analyze the image’s message and discuss its purpose, underlying meaning, how different people might interpret the message, and consider the tactics used to achieve its goal. After you post at https://www.facebook.com/Proud2BmeUSA, talk about it on social media: #MediaLitWk @MediaLiteracyED #Proud2Bme @Proud2BmeUS

A Media Literacy Week SHOUTOUT to Alicia Keys

Proud2Bme_CSUN
Online
Join our Celebrity SHOUTOUT to Alicia Keys for advocating no make-up to uncover her authentic self. Sick of the public’s ideal standard of female beauty and “how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny or sexy or desirable or perfect,” she said, “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”
Celebrities are a face of the media culture and play a key role in setting standards of attractiveness. When they speak out against these ideal standards of perfection, we need to support them and advocate for body positivity. Check out the Get REAL! Digital and Media Literacy Toolkit for more ways to SHOUTOUT. @aliciakeys #MediaLitWk @MediaLiteracyED @Proud2BmeUS

Music and Media Streaming Open House

Oviatt Library
1:00 PM PDT
Northridge, CA
In honor of Media Literacy Week, Oviatt Library invites faculty and staff to an Open House on the 2nd Floor, East Wing to learn about streaming media content available for teaching and research. Find out how to identify titles, search new databases, and embed resources in Moodle. Librarians, along with Music & Media staff members, will be on hand to help and answer questions.

Tech Help Walk-In Hours

Norfolk Community Television

10:30 AM EDT

Norfolk, MA

This year, NCTV will be hosting two sessions of walk-in tech help, starting a new technology class at the local senior center, hosting a media literacy workshop, and screening This is Media at our studio. We’re so excited to participate in Media Literacy Week again this year!

PBS NewsHour Extra
Online
“Decoding Media Bias” lesson plan and video helps students to discuss how they get their news and the role of media bias. Students will examine how different news outlets report on the same topic and tweet ways in which they have seen media bias using the Twitter handle #DecodingMediaBias
Center for Media Literacy (CML)
Online
Commit2MediaLit! will feature video interviews that capture the excitement and importance of media literacy on the Center for Media Literacy’s YouTube Channel throughout Media Literacy Week. These videos will feature attendees from international MIL meetings in Rome, Sao Paulo, and San Francisco, including U.S. College students taught by Dr. Natasha Casey and Mr. Spencer Brayton at Blackburn College. High school students and college students from Brooklyn College taught by Dr. Belinha De Abreu will also be featured.

50 States Dinner: What are Our Desired Futures?
New Orleans Video Access Center
6:00 PM CDT
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Video Access Center’s 50 States Dinner is joining the conversation with film, radio, art, and social justice organizations that prioritize youth voice in a city plagued by violence and over incarceration. Over a menu prepared by Joseph S. Clark High School’s Culinary Class, at picnic tables in NOVAC’s courtyard, we will explore the question, “What are our desired futures?”

Media Power Youth
10:00 AM EDT
Manchester, NH
At the Manchester NH YWCA, Media Power Youth will be presenting “Media Smart Right from the Start.” Sponsored by the Greater Manchester NH Infant Mental Health Team, this series for parents and caretakers focuses on how media affects the health and behavior of children; how to manage media and make parenting easier; when, how much, and what kind of media is appropriate; and how to stay in charge as one’s infant/toddler develops and grows.

Media Literacy Week Initiatives

Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)
Pleasantville, NY

We are hosting two week-long initiatives:

  • A special trailer will be playing in our JBFC Theater in front of approximately 50 screenings of first-run films in our 250-seat theater. The trailer will highlight Media Literacy Week and the JBFC’s Visual Glossary.
  • We are also featuring a special View Now Do Now on the JBFC’s website.
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Cambridge, MA

Every day during Media Literacy Week, the Youth and Media (YaM) team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will be on Twitter and Facebook to share tips, topics for discussion, and more from our digital literacy and related resources about online safety, privacy, creative expression, and information quality that can help you navigate connected learning environments and the digital world. Please join in at @YouthandMedia and https://www.facebook.com/youthandmediaberkmancenter.