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5th Annual U.S. Media Literacy Week Oct 21-25, 2019

#MediaLitWk Events at the Collaboratory

last updated October 19th

Health News Deserts (Colloquium) Oct 21, 2019 7:00-8:00pm SCM Presentation Hall  Attend this panel discussion to avoid the perils and pitfalls of truthiness in health Food scientists using the microscope for research at the universinformation and what we as health information-seekers can do to be more health medialiterate. We’ll also identify the responsibilities of health news reporters and editors in conveying health-related research findings to the general public. [read more]

C+MRC Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 (25:54) “YouTubers, Influencers and Speaking Your Mind” (Part 1) 

Dr. Vanessa Greenwood talks with 11-year-old Hope D. about favorite YouTubers (how does this whole “influencing” thing work?), gaming, smartphone apps, and playing the ukulele. And why it’s important for YouTubers to speak their mind. Or is it?

C+MRC Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 (44:28) “YouTubers, Influencers and Speaking Your Mind” (Part 2) 

Dr. Vanessa Greenwood talks with Dr. Faith Rogow (Insighters Education) and Sherri Hope Culver (Center for Media and Information Literacy) about what media literacy educators can learn from kids and their experiences with YouTube and influencers. How can educators help kids make sense of commercial structures such as YouTube and Twitch? We find that it’s less about restricting time online and more about the kinds of things kids do online that makes the difference. And how can researchers make media literacy a commonly measured variable throughout all research? Ultimately, media literacy educators and researchers must deliberate and come to consensus about the knowledge, skills and dispositions that constitute media literacy and how we assess it. [read more]

You can find a complete playlist of the C+MRC podcast Seasons 1 & 2 on SoundCloud

The C+MRC will be joining NAMLE to commemorate the 5th Annual National Media Literacy Week during October 21-25, 2019. Beginning this year U.S. events (traditionally held in the month of November) are more closely aligned with the well-established Media Literacy Week in Canada. If you would like to participate in the planning process (for this year or next) contact C+MRC Director Vanessa E. Greenwood directly.

You can sign up for a free individual membership to the National Association for Media Literacy Education and learn the core principles of media literacy and their applications for teaching practice.

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.

The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)