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 Researcher Profile

Researcher 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.