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!
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!
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.
Mary Moen, NTC Board Member, Lifelong Educator, 1988 Jessie McCanse Award Recipient dies at age 88. She was a passionate advocate for media literacy and a leader on whose shoulders we stand today. She will be missed by many. Services were held in Madison, Wisconsin. https://www.nationaltelemediacouncil.org/mary-moen
MIL CLICKS is a social media innovation led by UNESCO. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Expose people to become more media and information literate and 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy (MIL). Read more and watch the video by going to http://en.unesco.org/MILCLICKS.
Encourage your CA representative to vote in favor of media literacy education in schools. SB 135 (Dodd) needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. The bill is currently with the Assembly Appropriations Committee awaiting approval. Act now! Read CML's letter of support below. Find details about SB135 at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
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. https://www.amazon.com/Public-Policies-…/…/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1…
"Digital Intelligence in Need" from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was created by Salome Apkhazishvili, Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow. This is a short video documentary on media literacy that includes quotes from CML's Tessa Jolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx1qRe5Unt8.
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: https://
In Memoriam: Barrie McMahon
May 17, 2017
With deep sadness, we share the news that Barrie McMahan, a leading Australian media literacy educator and pioneer, has passed away at age 77 in Perth, Australia.
Barrie has had a world-wide influence on the development and implementation of media literacy, and his generosity has particularly benefitted us in North America through his speaking, writing and counsel through the years in both Canada and the U.S.
A charming ranconteur who published a novel, Copyboy, in 2014 during his retirement, Barrie’s career began in a small country town in Australia in 1959. His experience encompassed being a classroom teacher, a media studies consultant and a curriculum manager with the Department of Education and Training in Western Australia. His one-year fellowship in England in 1972 led to his long career focus on media education, and to his subsequent work in global media literacy. Read more