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

Sherri Hope CulverSherri 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. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy through the UNESCO /UNAOC university partner program and as a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy. Sherri is passionate about working with researchers, educators and media companies to create media content that educates, engages and entertains children.  She collaborates internationally on projects relating to media literacy and children’s media. She has consulted for Participant Media, Nickelodeon, Sprout, Turner Broadcasting, YouTube Kids and WGBH Public TV.  Prior to her academic position Sherri served in several leadership positions within public broadcasting. She has produced of over 600 hours of television programming.

Sherri is author, co-author and editor of numerous books, articles and curricular materials, including several editions of the Media Career Guide and The Television and Video Survival Guide. She served as co-editor of the UNESCO Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Sherri is currently the executive producer and host of the TV series Media Inside Out for Temple University TV.

Sherri serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education; serving as its president for three terms, from 2008-2014. She holds a masters 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. She is a member of the Children’s Media Association and a founding member of the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative