CFP NAMLE: Media Literacy & Social Justice (Online)

ConferencesCall for Proposals, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE): Media Literacy and Social Justice, Online,  July 16 – 18, 2021. Deadline: March 14, 2021.

CFP NAMLE 2021

Media literacy has many connections with social justice; in fact, many would say that media literacy is social justice. Specifically, media literacy helps us to understand the relationships between media, information, and power; this is often referred to as critical media literacy. The process of developing media literacy skills helps us to decipher what a piece of media wants you to believe and why, who benefits from you believing it, whose perspectives are valued in mainstream media, whose perspectives are marginalized or missing, and how we might elevate them. It helps us to unpack stereotypes and circulate ideas about various groups. Media literacy promotes inquiry into the effects that propaganda and mis/dis-information have on our politics and how they perpetuate injustices against marginalized groups, the environment, and our sociopolitical climate. In sum, media literacy helps us to understand issues of systemic inequity and who benefits from their maintenance, while also inspiring action, critical change, and the democratization of media industries. Given all of these connections, NAMLE finds it extremely salient to organize a conference around the topic of Media Literacy + Social Justice.

Proposals will be given special consideration if they (1) articulate concrete connections to social justice, and (2) offer a fresh point of view of an issue within the field of media literacy education.

Federico Subervi-Vélez Profile

ProfilesDr. Federico Subervi-Vélez is currently, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Communication (scheduled for publication in 2022), and Honorary Associate/Fellow of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Federico Subervi VélezIn 2018 he was Visiting Leverhulme Professor at the School of Media & Communication within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures of the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.  While there he conducted research about the media system and politics in Puerto Rico, a topic about which his co-authored book is titled: The News Media in Puerto Rico: Journalism in Colonial Setting and in Times of Crises(2020). In the United Kingdom he delivered lectures at the University of Leeds, and also at Cambridge University, Oxford University, Goldsmiths College-London, Sterling University, and the University of Liverpool among others.

His previous academic job was as Full Professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and as Provost Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio, where he helped develop the College of Communication and Information doctoral program while continuing his research about Latinos and media issues. Prior to that, he was Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University. He’s also been a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Subervi-Vélez earned his BA in Social Sciences and his MA in Public Communication from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. His Ph.D. in Mass Communication was earned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since the early 1980s, he has been conducting research, publishing and teaching on a broad range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States. In addition to more than fifty journal articles, essays, book chapters and reports on these subjects, he is the editor and an author of the book The Mass Media and Latino Politics.  Studies of U.S. Media Content, Campaign Strategies and Survey Research: 1984-2004 (NY: Routledge, 2008).

Subervi-Vélez has been Fulbright Research Professor in Brazil and in Chile. He was a UNESCO professor at the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, and visiting professor at St. Petersburg State University, the University of Amsterdam, the Universidad Diego Portales and the University of Santiago in Chile, the Universidad Federal de Río Grande do Norte en Natal-Brazil, the University of Zeppelin in Germany, and the Instituto de Comunicación, Artes y Humanidades de Monterrey, México. Subervi-Vélez has delivered academic presentations at numerous universities in the U.S. and Latin America, and was one of the cultural consultants for Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and for Scholastic Entertainment’s The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel, and served as advisor for PBS’ Oh Noah!

From his home in Austin, Subervi-Vélez divides his time between his duties as member of the Advisory Board of ¡Boricua!, an emerging Internet radio organization, and as member of the Advisory Council of Child Trends’ Hispanic Institute.  He also serves on the editorial boards for Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyJournalism EducatorThe Howard Journal of Communications, the Revista Latinoameriana de Ciencias de la Comunicación, and Cuadernos Inter.C.A.Mbio Sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe.

In 2015 he was founding member and president of the Association of Latino Media, Markets & Communication Research. From 2013-2019, he served on the Board of Directors of the Latino Public Radio Consortium, for which he held the post of Secretary for three years.  In 2017, he also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education.  To help the Latino community in Texas, he worked as Chair of the Board of Directors of Latinitas, Inc., a non-profit organization whose vision is to empower Latino youth through media and technology, an organization that had its genesis in 2002 in one of Subervi-Vélez’s classes at the University of Texas.

Based on his lifelong work on diversity research and teaching, in 2012, the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication honored him with the Lionel L. Barrow, Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education. In 2017, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists also recognized his teaching, research and community service by inducting him into the organization’s Hall of Fame.

One of his most recent publications, co-authored with Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, is titled “The Imperative of Latino-Oriented Media and News Literacy,” (pp. 109-119) in W.G. Christ & B.S. De Abreu (Eds.), Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment, (2020, Routledge).


Work for CID: Federico Subervi-Vélez serves on the CID Advisory Board, and also serves as a reviewer for Spanish translations.

NAMLE: Program Assistant (Remote)

“JobProgram Assistant, National Association for Media Literacy Education (part of the Council of Communication Associations, the parent organization of CID) New York, NY (but position is remote). Deadline: December 6, 2019.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, emerging media literacy professional who is interested in joining a growing team with a lot of room for professional growth. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Associate Director, the Program Assistant will help build a solid foundation for NAMLE to expand and deepen media literacy education across the United States. We are looking for an early career media literacy professional or recent graduate with one to three years of work experience or background in media studies, communications, nonprofit management, or a related subject. This role requires the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a team setting, working both independently and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and organizations.

NAMLE 2019 (USA)

Conferences
National Association for Media Literacy Education convention, June 26-28, 2019, Washington, DC. Registration now open.

Join media literacy educators and practitioners from around the world in D.C. this June for NAMLE’s 2019 Conference! This year’s theme is “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices.” This three-day conference will be packed with tools and resources for educators, including:

* Curriculum + lesson plans
* Teaching demonstrations
* Digital tools
* Expert presentations
* Student voices
… and much more!

CFP NAMLE 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers: National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference: A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices, June 26-28, 2019, Washington, D.C. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

The National Association for Media Literacy Education is now accepting proposal submissions for the 2019 Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from June 26-28, 2019. The conference theme, “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices” aims to provide a platform for including voices from diverse disciplines as we explore the future of media literacy in a rapidly shifting media landscape. To this end, the conference includes innovative session formats and built-in networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing and discussion of new ideas. Through these collaborative sessions, educators, researchers, and practitioners from diverse fields within and outside of media literacy education can work with other participants of the conference to create innovative tools, practices, and strategies for moving media literacy beyond Fake News.

CFP Media Literacy Research & Applications Across Disciplines

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapters: Media Literacy Research and Applications Across Disciplines. Editors: Melda N. Yildiz, Minaz Fazal, Meesuk Ahn, Robert Feirsen, and Sebnem Ozdemir. Publisher: IGI Global. Deadline: July 15, 2018.

This edited book seeks to collaborate with scholars around the world to provide the national and international perspectives on Media Literacy Education. Our goal is to present current trends in research and application in the field of media literacy across disciplines, investigate challenges and solutions, and document its implications for P20 education. The target audience for this text includes: media educators, activists, librarians, educational leaders, educational researchers, parents, teachers, teacher educators.

CFP Media & Information Literacy & Intercultural Dialogue

The Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook 2017 is currently seeking proposals of articles. The MILID Yearbook is a peer-reviewed academic publication and a joint initiative of the UNESCO-UNAOC University Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. The cooperation programme was launched in 2011 within the framework of the UNESCO University Twinning Programme (UNITWIN). The MILID University Network now consists of 19 universities from all regions of the world. The MILID Yearbooks 2013, 2014 and 2015 have been published in cooperation with the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) and since 2016 directly by UNESCO.

The year 2017 comes with lots of challenges and major alterations taking place worldwide in the realms of politics, economy and social life. It has become more challenging than ever before to make sense of the abundance of information charged with agendas, hidden messages, fake news and leading frames. This does not concern only media but all forms of information including research findings on which important policy and decisions are based. Thus, understanding the media and making meaning of the information environments become an essential constituent of the learning process.Perceived as a fundamental citizenship competency in the 21st century, MIL contributes to helping people understand how they come to know or learn, transforming information into acquired knowledge based on which decisions can be made. Today, MIL is believed to be transforming, reforming and reinventing the dynamics of learning in many countries and contexts. Intending to delve deeper and explore the main aspects of this change, “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning” has been selected as the main theme for the MILID Yearbook 2017.

Submissions
All submissions must be in English following the format stated bellow:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Abstract (200-300 words) with the essential aspects of the work.
  • Keywords (between 4 and 6)

Abstracts should be sent to the following email addresses: cg.comunicacion.educacion@uab.cat; a.grizzle@unesco.org.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 22nd, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30th, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting full articles: June 1st, 2017

For further information and guidelines, please click here

Sherri Hope Culver Profile

ProfilesSherri Hope Culver serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production in Klein College. 

Sherri Hope Culver

The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by the United Nations (UNESCO and the UNAOC) and is a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL).  Sherri’s teaching and consulting centers on the business of media, with a focus on media literacy and children’s media. Sherri collaborates internationally with researchers, educators, media companies, schools and nonprofit organizations on projects connected to children & media. She has worked with Nickelodeon, Participant Media, YouTube Kids, and PBS, among others. Prior to her academic appointment, Sherri worked in the media industry for over twenty-five years as a producer and television executive.

Sherri is author, co-author and editor of several books, chapters and articles, including serving as co-executive editor of the International Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for several years. Most recently, she authored a chapter in the latest edition of “20 Questions about Youth and the Media” titled, “How are the needs of children considered in children’s media?” (2018). Sherri served as president of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education for three terms and currently serves as a trusted advisor.

Sherri writes regularly about issues facing children’s media and media literacy on her blog. and discusses the issues with guests on her television series, Media Inside Out as well as her podcast, Kids Talk Media. Sherri has given talks and presentations on five continents and over 13 countries. She has moderated panels at major universities and conferences, including the Children’s Global Media Summit, World Summit on Media for Children, UNESCO Media and Information Literacy conferences, International Media Literacy Research Symposium, National Association for Media Literacy Education and UK Children’s Media Conference. She has been interviewed by major news outlets, including Variety, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Radio Times (NPR), and KQED Mindshift.

Sherri holds a master’s degree in public culture from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research explored the impact of children’s television on the social development of girls and their ability to form diverse friendships.


Work for CID:
Sherri Hope Culver served on the CID Advisory Board 2017-20.