Wednesday, November 8

The AJ+ Approach to the News

 San Francisco Public Library

6:oo PM PT

San Francisco Main Library
5th Floor Learning Studio
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Since 2014, online news source AJ+ has been informing viewers on global topics. Three team members will discuss how this project fits into today’s media landscape. The program will include a short screening of AJ+ material and time for questions from the audience.

We’ll be hearing from Hadley Robinson, Head of Social Publishing; Mitchell Williams, Senior Producer; and Nadine Sebai, Researcher/Producer.


Power Up: A Workshop for MS & HS Educators

Child Abuse Prevention Services – CAPS

4:30 PM ET

Molloy College, Media Lab
104A Wilbur Hall
Montclair State University School of Communication and MediaRockville Centre, New York

Interactive 1 1/2 hour multi-media workshop for MS & HS educators on CAPS Internet safety/cyberbully/media literacy classroom programs.


Celling Your Soul Screening and Panel Discussion

Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

2:30 PM ET

Montclair State University
SCM 1040
Montclair, NJ 07043

Celling Your Soul takes viewers on a personal journey with a group of high school and college students who, through a digital cleanse, discover the power of authentic human connectivity. Does there exist an app or piece of technology that can replace the benefits of human connection? Join us in celebrating the 3rd Annual National Media Literacy Week for a powerful and informative film screening and discussion of connecting in the digital world and our love/hate relationship with technology.

@Montclair_SCM


 Film Screening: Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

St. Louis Community College

10:00 AM CT

STLCC Meramec
Business Administration Building, Room 105

Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use explores the three questions crucial to determining fair use exemptions and presents illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music, and sound from other individuals’ creations—without permission or paying fees. Through on-camera interviews with noted documentarians, film and legal experts, OPF also reviews relevant court cases and clarifies legal issues regarding trademark, parody, and shooting on location or in a controlled setting. Explore more information about this film on the website.


Diversity and Inclusion in the Media

Online News Association (ONA) St. Louis and Gateway Media Literacy Partners

6:00 PM CT

Showroom
CIC@CET
20 South Sarah Street
St. Louis, MO

Join us for a gathering of local media professionals from diverse communities around St. Louis for insights into this often-marginalized media landscape. The evening will begin with 5-minute lightening talks followed by a more in-depth panel discussion. Topics may include representation, sourcing, and access to media by diverse voices. Free food and cocktails will be provided. Please RSVP at the link above so we may plan accordingly.


Webinar: Fostering Media and Information Literacy Among Students In a “Post-Truth” Era: Fake News, Social Media, and an Evolving Instructional Agenda

National Writing Project

4:00 PM PT

Fake News has been described as a type of propaganda that consists of misinformation, disinformation, or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. We have seen this moniker rise to the national level of discussion around media and information literacy education and critical thinking. This webinar addresses how the term fake news is being used in popular lexicon. Panelists share their perspectives on what further conceptualization and actions are needed for educators to successfully navigate today’s evolving media climate with a view towards developing modes of instruction for addressing mis- and dis-information campaigns in the media and cultivating our students’ greater media discernment.

@innovates_ed, @writingproject
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducatorInnovator/


Film Screening: Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

Gateway Media Literacy Partners

10:00 AM CT

STLCC Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Road
Business Administration Building, Room 105
St. Louis, MO 63122

Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use explores the three questions crucial to determining fair use exemptions and presents illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music, and sound from other individuals’ creations—without permission or paying fees. Through on-camera interviews with noted documentarians, film and legal experts, OPF also reviews relevant court cases and clarifies legal issues regarding trademark, parody, and shooting on location or in a controlled setting.

@gmlpstl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gmlpstl/


Live Tweeting Current Issues

Brooklyn College Graduate Media Literacy Seminar

6:30 PM ET

#BCMediaLiteracy


Checkology

Jones College Prep High School, Chicago Public Schools

3:30 PM CT

Jones College Prep High School Library
700 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60660

Produced by the News Literacy Project, the Checkology virtual classroom is an innovative space where students discover how to effectively navigate today’s challenging information landscape and master tools to interpret the news and information that shape their lives so they can make informed decisions. Come to this event to obtain your own Checkology account and explore!


Online “office hours” with Cyndy Scheibe

Project Look Sharp

7:00 PM ET

Cyndy Scheibe will be hosting free online “office hours” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7:00-9:00 PM ET. This is a great opportunity for educators who:

• Are looking for ideas on how to integrate media literacy approaches into a specific topic or curriculum area at a specific grade level
• Want feedback on an idea for using media literacy in your classroom
• Need advice on how to assess whether media literacy is working with students
• Want more information about using inquiry-based approaches with students
• Want to learn more about Project Look Sharp’s new activity-based curriculum materials

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacalooksharp/?ref=bookmarks


Campus-wide Media Fast

Saint Vincent College

12:30 PM ET

Latrobe, PA

For one hour on Wednesday, November 8, we are encouraging all students, faculty, and staff at Saint Vincent College to give up all electronic media. Media fast pledge cards will be distributed across the campus the last week leading up to the media fast asking individuals to dedicate this one hour to activities without electronic media. We hope that this campus-wide event encourages critical thinking about media engagement!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SVCCommDept/


Get Media L.I.T. Utopian Academy for the Arts

Weird Enough Productions

10:00 AM ET

Atlanta, GA

A group of high school students will learn that media literacy is their greatest superpower.

@WeirdEnoughTV @WeirdEnoughProductions #WeirdEnough
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeirdEnoughProductions


Careers Week: OPPORTUNITIES 17

Gateway Media Literacy Partners

4:00 PM CT

Webster University
School of Communications
University Center, Sunnen Lounge
175 Edgar Road
St. Louis, MO 63119

Join Gateway Media Literacy Partners as we gather with other professional organizations to connect with students on the Webster University campus.

Twitter: @gmlpstl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gmlpstl/



We are the Media

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

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

For students who are sick of local news outlets that are ignoring the stories that affect our community, this project-based TV studio workshop is intended to form a crew of community producers to create a show that agitates for social change.  This session of the “We Are the Media” studio workshop will be collaborating with Right 2 Survive TV to create a 30-minute long show focusing on a range of issues of importance to the houseless community and the broader struggle for human rights, spotlighting the legislative campaign for the Right 2 Rest Act and the local Right 2 Survive Ambassador program connecting housed and unhoused people through dialogue and creative activities. Students will film both in studio and in the field, interviewing houseless people, community advocates, policymakers, and the general public about what really is an emerging and the rapidly growing movement for dignity and solidarity for the unhoused that has been outright ignored by the mainstream press. This will also be a growing opportunity to provide hands-on experience and training to unhoused people on how to make their own media and tell their own stories.


Curriculum Development Workshop: Working backwards from a profile of a media literate graduate

The Media Spot

8:00 AM ET

The Academy of Talented Scholars (TMS)
50 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY

The Media Spot is engaging the entire K-5 instructional staff at PS 682, The Academy of Talented Scholars in Brooklyn, NY, in a media literacy curriculum planning workshop to align all media-related practices grade-by-grade towards a ʺMedia Literacy Target Profileʺ of a 5th grade graduate. On Thursday, November 13, TMS will post photos of their planning process, their filled in curriculum maps, and examples of how teachers on each grade level are extending their traditional literacy curriculum to guide students towards media literacy.

@themediaspot