Our partners at California State University, Northridge, led by Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock are creating opportunities on their campus that everyone around the country can support and replicate. Check them out.
We live in a hyper-connected world that can divide us rather than unite us. During National Media Literacy Week 2017, students in the Journalism Department at California State University, Northridge will create an innovative virtual news cooperative to harness the positive power of media to promote inclusiveness, engage underrepresented voices, and connect diverse communities.
It’s easy to join the Pop-up Newsroom. All you have to do is cover your media literacy event like a journalist and tweet, post and share on social media using both hashtags #MediaLitWk and #BeMediaLit. Don’t have any events planned? No problem. Check out your school or community calendar to find the schedule of events for November 6-10 — speakers, exhibits, performances, and screenings. Find one that relates to the theme of inclusiveness and shareon Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Don’t forget to use both hashtags!
Everyone who participates will help spread media and information literacy by collaborating with students and colleagues around the world to extend the reach of Media Literacy Week activities and events nationally and internationally.
Check out all the details here.
The Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge in collaboration with The Center for Media Literacy (CML) and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) invite students, educators, health practitioners, and media professionals to participate in a Media Literacy Facebook Challenge. Every day during National Media Literacy Week, CML and NEDA will post a new image or video clip on their Facebook pages to test your media literacy skills. Analyze the message and discuss its purpose, framing and meaning, how different people might interpret the message, and consider its authenticity and the tactics used to achieve its goal. After you post, talk about it on social media and use #MediaLitWk to spread media literacy.
CML will highlight diversity issues and NEDA will promote body positivity.
Participate in one or both or create your own Facebook Challenge for your group.
CML Facebook Challenge @ https://www.facebook.com/Center-for-Media-Literacy-368110316726794/
NEDA Facebook Challenge @ https://www.facebook.com/NationalEatingDisordersAssociation/
During Media Literacy Week, put down your digital device and pick up a newspaper to discuss and debate current issues with your friends. Organize newspaper salons in public spaces at your school – the food court, study areas, where you hang out between classes – to exchange ideas about politics, culture, and the arts. All you need is a newspaper, a group of friends, and a moderator to facilitate the conversation. Invite classmates at adjoining tables or a passerby to join the dialogue. Ask your local newspaper to donate newspapers or bring your own copy of a local or national newspaper and your school newspaper. Take photos and videos and post on social media #MediaLitWk and #BeMediaLit.
News Literacy Challenge
This is a six week challenge (Nov. 2-Dec. 22) that will invite students to analyze their personal relationships with news — however they define and consume it — then produce creative visual or written reflections about what they discover. Details and a related lesson plan to publish on Nov. 2.
Twitter: @nytimeslearning; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytimeslearning/
Connect Students to Learn about Fake News with PenPals around the World!
Media Literacy Fact of the Day
Thurston High School
26255 Schoolcraft Road
Redford, MI 48239
Our morning announcements program will broadcast a daily ML fact of the day. We will also encourage students to use the ML Hashtags in their social media posts.
Media Literacy Student Challenge: Explore Your Relationship With News
NYT Learning Network
An online contest for teenagers anywhere in the world that invites them to analyze their personal relationships with news — however they define and consume it — then produce creative visual or written reflections about what they discover. Nov. 2- Dec. 22, 2017.