Fellowships, contests, and job listings, oh my!

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Sustainability News

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Spring has sprung, and budding along with the flowers are opportunities for professional development, fellowships, publication of research, and youth contests.

Be sure to check out the ‘More Opportunities’ section below, and e-mail us at[email protected]with your own contests, events, and calls for contributions. We’ll help you get the word out!



Sherri Hope Culver
President, NAMLE

[email protected]




Board of Directors

& committee membership


Lynda Bergsma
Past President

Chair, Member Services



Emily Bonilla



Sherri Hope Culver




Rhys Daunic


Chair, Resources


Ethan Delavan


Chair, Conference


Jasmine Hood

Visibility, Fundraising


Cathy Leogrande

Member Services

Professional Development


Cynthia Lieberman


Paul Mihailidis



David Cooper Moore

Chair, Professional Development


Tina Peterson

Editor of NAMLE Update

Chair, Visibility


Erin Reilly

1st Vice President



Rebecca Reynolds


Carol Tizzano
Professional Development


DC Vito


Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin



NAMLE Needs You.

You can make a difference and advance the mission of media literacy education by joining one of the NAMLE Committees listed above.


The purpose of

media literacy education is to develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed by critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today’s world.


Could you use a free DVD of a thought-provoking film, with an educator’s guide?

We thought so. Read to the end to find out which one we’re giving away this month.




aking Headlines


‘Social media literacy’ addressed by Pittsburgh NPR affiliate

Radio WESA spoke with two U. of Pittsburgh professors about teens’ use of social media following an incident of school violence.
[listen online] 





ark Your Calendars 

European Media Literacy Forum

May 27 and 28, Paris [learn more]

Project Look Sharp’s Summer Institute

July 28 – August 1, Ithaca, NY [learn more]

LYC Civics and Law-Related Education Conference: ‘The Informed Citizen: Media Literacy for the Classroom.’

October 9 – 10, Stony Brook, NY [learn more]

Media and Learning Conference

November 20 – 21, Brussels [learn more]



Passioned: Meet our Members 


Annelise Wunderlich

My most recent project was producing a bilingual youth action campaign around the filmLos Graduados/The Graduates, directed by Bernardo Ruiz, which aired on Independent Lens last fall. [read more]


Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLEmember who should be in our next feature? Contact Tina Peterson at [email protected].




ore Opportunities 


Cooney Center Fellows Program 

Application deadline: April 30 [learn more]

Call for Contributions: Media and Learning Conference 2014, Brussels

Submission deadline: May 31 [learn more]

AnimAction’s free youth program

Summer, greater Los Angeles [learn more]

Call for proposals:
LYC Annual Conference, ‘The Informed Citizen: Media Literacy for the Classroom’ 

Submission deadline: May 1 [learn more]


The Journal of Media Literacy Education is now accepting submissions for an open call for media literacy education for its Fall/Winter 2014 issue. Please see jmle.org for guidelines to submit research, voices from the field, or reviews. Submission deadline is June 30.


Open to filmmakers age 12 – 24

Submission deadline: August 1 [learn more]



ployment Opportunities


Youth Video Arts Mentor
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee [listing]

YouMedia Manager
Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT [listing]

Program Coordinator and Digital Media Educator
Outside the Lens, San Diego, CA [listing]

For more listings, visit our organizational

member NAMAC’s job bank.




  ~ April giveaway ~

Three lucky Update readers will win a DVD of the film ‘Lincoln’ along with an educator guide. To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to[email protected] with the subject line ‘April giveaway’ and the information below:

1. Your name

2. Your professional or academic title

3. Where you work

4. How you like to incorporate popular films in your media literacy education work.