This new CML Infographic shows the three pillars that media literacy rest upon: Deconstruction, Construction and Participation. With new media, participation is a constant, where reading, writing and sharing and contributing and yes - participating - are all part of the equation, whether through visual, aural, digital or print media.
The Five Core Concepts of media literacy (see http://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/Media%20Literacy%20Concepts.png) inform a process of inquiry that can be applied to any media content – whether you are producing or consuming media messages. This new CML Infographic features CML’s Five Key Questions for Construction/Production (https://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/5%20Key%20Questions%20For%20Construction.jpg ) – each associated with a Concept – to ask when constructing, or producing, media messages, regardless of whether those messages are disseminated on social media, video, billboards or logos. These questions are just a starting point for exploration – but they are a reliable starting point that provide a handy way to collaborate with others and zero in on key concerns for effective production.
A new podcast featuring an interview with Guna Spurava, Head of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Chair for the University of Latvia, is featured in the February issue of Connections, which examines the state of media and society in the Baltic States: (link to Issue that has podcast and to transcript of the podcast - both are below)
"Roots of Digital Literacy" podcast from Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance series featuring CML's Tessa Jolls discussing the history and importance of media literacy education (Dec. 2018).
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See our latest Connections newsletter "Institutionalizing Media Literacy Through Legislation." This issue Includes interviews about the newly passed legislation in California and Washington.
Global Media and Information Literacy Week is October 24-31. Bring MIL to your community! See the flyer for ideas and ways to participate. Visit the newly launched web site for Global MIL, North American chapter. Find it here
National Media Literacy Week is November 5-9. Celebrations and activities are scheduled around the country. Find information at https://namle.net/publications/media-literacy-week-november-2nd-6th-2015/ to get involved.