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
Please join us in Chicago for the North American GAPMIL Sub-Chapter Meeting. The North-American Sub-Chapter is a joint effort between Canada and the U.S. (a project of UNESCO). We will form Working Groups and a Steering Committee at this meeting.
OPEN to all and FREE. Get involved with this global MIL effort.
When: Monday, June 26th 1-5pm
Where: Roosevelt University, 430 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (during pre-conference day of NAMLE)
CML's Beth Thornton attended the California state senate hearings in support of two media literacy education bills. Both SB135 (Senator Dodd) and SB203 (Senator Jackson) advanced. We will continue to provide updates, and you can follow the status of the bills by using the Quick Search bar here. CML's statement is attached.
Elizabeth “Liz” Thoman, CHM, founded the Center for Media Literacy in 1989. Her inspiration and vision continue to influence the Center’s work – and the work of media literacy advocates everywhere -- each and every day. A new web page is dedicated to honoring Liz and her contributions to media literacy education, featuring her writings, videos of her and recognizing her, and a host of materials generated in her memory, at the time of her death in December, 2016. We are forever grateful to Liz. Visit the page.
"Radicalization in Cyberspace: Enlisting Media and Information Literacy in the Battle for Hearts and Minds," by Tessa Jolls and Carolyn Wilson, is an article just published on p. 167 in the MILID Yearbook, a collaboration between UNESCO, UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue, UNAOC and GAPMIL. The 2016 theme of the Yearbook, edited by Jagtar Singh, Paulette Kerr and Esther Hamburger, is "Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism." http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002463/246371e.pdf