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Youth Media & Civic Engagement

Freedom of expression and social responsibility are key dimensions of citizenship. Democracies rely on people who are capable of self-governance and who are not merely spectators of a political sideshow. Media literacy education helps students become critical thinkers, encouraging them to become skeptical about political messages without becoming cynical about them. By constructing media messages, working collaboratively and participating in meaningful dialogue about social and political issues, students develop the ability to advocate for themselves and their communities, activating real citizenship skills.

Using Media Literacy to Confront Glamorous Illusions

Using Media Literacy to Confront Glamorous Illusions

  The Blank Space of Vaping PreventionUsing Media Literacy to Confront Glamorous IllusionsStep into the "Blank Space" where vaping's glamorous illusions take center stage. In this keynote address, we unravel the urgent and insidious dangers of vaping, as influenced by the deceptive allure perpetuated through social media influencers. Envision a new era in tobacco prevention,  where we will…

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Filmbuilding: Co-Creative filmmaking across distances and differences

Filmbuilding: Co-Creative filmmaking across distances and differences

Read here about our full webinar series on Youth Media.In the second webinar, Tom Flint will survey an educational initiative called Filmbuilding which explores the co-creative aspects of movie-making for meaningful bridge-building in a time of growing uncertainty. Utilizing readily accessible technologies, participants come together across distances and differences to create film projects that…

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How Mini-Podcasts Build Media Literacy and Active Listening Skills

How Mini-Podcasts Build Media Literacy and Active Listening Skills

DATE: Thursday, March 14 TIME: 10:00am - 11:00amLOCATION:…

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How to be a Courageous Citizen in a World of Weaponized Words

How to be a Courageous Citizen in a World of Weaponized Words

DATE: Mar 12, 2024 TIME: 9:00  - 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and CanadaLOCATION:…

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Planning the BFF Camp

Planning the BFF Camp

Read here about our full webinar series on Youth Media.In the first webinar of the series, Larisa Ozeryansky will present the initial plans for a July 2024 residential media education workshop for young adults with refugee background in Norway. Larisa is a PhD candidate in Transnational Migrant Health and Media, from the University of Washington, currently working on her dissertation as a…

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The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media…

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Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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Teaching Media Production Online During a Pandemic

Teaching Media Production Online During a Pandemic

Teaching Media Production Online: Best Practices and Challenges During the Covid Pandemic How are media production teachers coping with remote video production with students?  Starting in mid-March, US schools moved to remote instruction due to COVID-19 pandemic. Media production teachers had to shift their teaching to online without the possibility to use their high-end equipment in school.…

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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

Bring media literacy and active listening to middle school, high school, college and adult learnersWith support from talented educators and experts who participated in the program, we’re proud to bring you the Courageous Conversations Curriculum. This book contains a collection of materials to help you bring media literacy and active listening into your middle school, high school or college…

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 Copyright

Copyright

It's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author. That's why Renee Hobbs wrote 2 books about copyright! Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital…

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Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and…

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 Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

    www.mindovermedia.us  Mind Over Media is the winner of the 2021 PROSE Awards for Social Sciences by the American Association of Publishers, the membership organization of the scholarly and academic press.  ORDER THE BOOK!…

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Grandparents of Media Literacy

Grandparents of Media Literacy

The Grandparents of Media Literacy is the website companion to a book edited by Renee Hobbs entitled Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative, which was published by Temple University Press in 2016. Read the book online.  The Grandparents of…

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