COVID 19: Shaking up Education and Family Life

No one knows how education in the United States – and elsewhere – will change as a result of COVID 19, but change is certain as parents, through dire necessity, have learned that the present education model isn’t the only one available to them, and that the present model may not be best for their children. Yes, the pandemic has been a tragedy for many families and for the nation – and the accompanying infodemic has been just as destructive. People realize more than ever that media have bias and that they cannot automatically trust the powerful images, words and sounds that comprise the media. Fortunately or unfortunately, this is a real “moment” for propelling media literacy to the forefront as a much-needed part of the social fabric, especially in regards to education, to public health and to media itself. 

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NATO Public Diplomacy Partners with Fulbright Commission to launch new Fellowship Program in Cultural Diplomacy; CML's Tessa Jolls one of First Two Laureates

27 March 2020  Tessa Jolls, CML's President and CEO,  and Andrew Wolff, Resident Director of the European Studies Program at Dickinson College in Bologna, Italy,  were selected through a merit-based competition as the first two laureates for the NATO Security Studies Award, now part of the Fulbright-NATO Fellowship Programme in the field of cultural diplomacy.  Tessa Jolls is scheduled to serve her term in Brussels in 2021, while also serving as Visiting Scholar at UC Louvain and American University, Brussels.


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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 13:00

International Perspectives on Media Literacy

Media literacy education is gaining recognition around the world, and international partnerships and cooperation stand to benefit the field globally.  From Latin America to Azerbaijan, educators recognize that media literacy is essential for life in a global, media-driven culture.  See Connections/November 2019.

Mobilizing for Media Literacy

Throughout history, activists and innovators have stepped up to lead the charge towards justice during times of change. In this issue, we introduce you to some pioneers who are leveraging media literacy to build a wiser and more informed population in the digital age.

Media Literacy Week 2019!

Celebrate Media Literacy Week!  Join UNESCO's Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the National Association for Media Literacy Association in this recognition for the advancement of media literacy globally.

Media Literacy in Policy: An Expanding Arena

Today, media literacy has been identified as a strategic defense priority in Europe, and the U.S. has also recognized media literacy as a strategic defense priority in its foreign affairs. This is a significant and far-reaching development, because at last, media literacy is seen as both important and as urgent, and significant resources are being deployed to address media literacy and how to expand capacity and outreach for it...

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Analyzing News Worksheet

Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock, Journalism Faculty from California State University Northridge and winner of the 2019 Elizabeth Thoman Service Award given by NAMLE, designed this Worksheet for her news literacy journalism class and tested it with her students.  The Worksheet utilizes CML’s Core Concepts/Key Questions for Deconstruction and provides Guiding Questions related to news and disinformation/misinformation:  a handy way to provide the foundational skills of media literacy while addressing news.