Media Literacy Week FB Challenge - Participate!

CML, in collaboration with the Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge invites students, educators, and media professionals to participate in a Media Literacy Facebook Challenge. Every day during National Media Literacy Week, CML will post a new image or video clip on Facebook to test your media literacy skills. Analyze the message and discuss its purpose, framing and meaning, how different people might interpret the message, and consider its authenticity and the tactics used to achieve its goal. After you post, talk about it on social media and use #MediaLitWk to spread media literacy.  CML will highlight diversity issues. Participate with us or create your own Facebook Challenge for your group.

New CML Affiliate Announced

CML is pleased to announce a new Affiliate: Ignite Global, LLC, a Los Angeles-based communications firm headed by Michele Johnsen, a CML Fellow and certified trainer.  With a Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Michele is an award-winning communications expert who specializes in media literacy, social change, human rights and public diplomacy. Watch for our interview with Michele in the upcoming newsletter! 

Celebrate Global and US Media Literacy Weeks

Global Media and Information Literacy Week is October 25-Nov. 1, 2017

US Media Literacy Week is November 6-10, 2017

Watch for updates and start planning media literacy activities!

Tribute to GAPMIL Award Recipients

GAPMIL recently published tributes to award recipients. Tessa Jolls was honored by GAPMIL in 2015. The GAPMIL Awards recognize information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their work and related activities. Specifically, the awards recognize excellence and leadership in five sectors: Education, Research, Policy, Advocacy, Media and communication/information industries.  Find out more here

Important Research MIL Practices and Trends

Check out this important research on MIL practices and trends! A cross-country comparison study of MIL in 28 European countries, involving sixty-nine scientific experts who contributed to the work. "Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe: Cross-Country Comparisons," edited by Divine Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez and Julieta Flores Michel, published through ECREA-Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education, describes the study and is now available from Amazon. It offers the first analysis on public policies in Media, Information and Computer Literacies in Europe, and provides mapping across the countries and trend forecasting. The methodology used in the study could lend itself to a similar study for North America.…/…/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1…

Global MIL Effort - Join Us!

Get involved with a global MIL effort! The GAPMIL meeting will take place on the pre-conference day of NAMLE, June 26th in Chicago. This meeting is free to attend and all are welcome. We will form Working Groups and a Steering committee. Hope to see you there!

NORTH AMERICAN GAPMIL SUB-CHAPTER MEETING a joint effort between Canada & the U.S. through UNESCO 1pm - 5pm at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.

For detailed information on all NAMLE pre-conference events go to: Or respond to GAPMIL directly at