Commit2MediaLit! 2018

In celebration of Global MIL Week and US Media Literacy Week, we are asking people: Why do you Commit2MediaLit?  Thank you to Connecticut Public and TVSB for participating. Hear the voices of  students, educators, and librarians. 

Celebrate Global MIL Week and US Media Literacy Week

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 to get involved. 

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Did You Know?

The Empowerment Spiral of Awareness, Analysis, Reflection and Action is an evidenced based tool for decision-making.  Use the infographics to spread the word about media literacy. 

Update on Media Literacy Legislation in CA

There were two media literacy bills on the governor's desk in California awaiting signature this week. 

SB830 for media literacy tools and resources for educators was signed on Sept. 17th. Good news!  Read the bill

SB947 calling for an advisory committee to determine Best Practices for Media Literacy was vetoed on Sept. 18th.  We are hopeful Senator Jackson will re-introduce the bill next session as we strongly support the need for Best Practices.  Please voice your support for media literacy education!  Read the proposed bill.  Read the Veto explanation

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You're Invited - Media Literacy Forum at UC Davis Sept. 24

Senator Dodd's legislation calling for media literacy tools and educator resources was just signed by California Governor Jerry Brown.  Senator Dodd is hosting a public forum at UC Davis on September 24 at 6pm to address challenges and opportunities in media literacy education. He and a panel of academics, journalists and scholars will take on topics such as the proliferation of political propaganda on social media, the importance of a free press and charges of “fake news” leveled at mainstream media outlets.  CML's Tessa Jolls will participate on the panel.  The event will also be livestreamed: 

California Legislation Pending - Act Now!

Making Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy a Reality in California
By: The Center for Media Literacy and Common Sense Kids Action

California is in a pivotal moment for teachers, parents and students to help set a global standard for teaching and learning.  Two key bills to promote digital citizenship and media literacy in California schools have passed in the state legislature and are headed to the Governor’s desk--and he needs to hear your voice!  Waiting for Governor Jerry Brown’s signature are two bills that have cleared legislative hurdles after a multi-year campaign conducted by California State Senators Bill Dodd (Napa) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara).  Through SB 947 and SB 830, all California school children can begin to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to discern fact from fiction and news from entertainment, as well as the skills they need to be active, informed citizens living in a media-driven world.  Read more


Student-Made Media Fake Off! Update

All episodes now available! Graduate student Jason Handin with comedian Jeremy Briggs bring you Fake Off!  A series of humorous game-show-trivia episodes highlighting the Five Key Questions and Core Concepts for media literacy created for a college-aged audience (18+).  This is Handin's final project for his Master's degree in Mass Communications/Journalism from California State University, Northridge.   Watch them on CML's YouTube Channel here.  We continue to highlight student-made media on our website.  Find additional projects here