NAMLE is pleased to announce our upcoming conference on July 12-13, 2013 in Los Angeles! The theme: “Intersections: Teaching and Learning Across Media.”
Dedicated to bringing together a broad array of stakeholders in media literacy education, NAMLE chose this theme due to our interest in crossing traditionally held boundaries to connect elements of our society in new and productive ways. At the 2013 Conference, you will move across cultures, examining how media education happens in contexts very different from your own. You will meet with practitioners across a variety of disciplines, enriching your own perspective. You will see how other educators work across different modalities, appealing to many kinds of learners. And you will experience media across many genres, exploring how the need for media literacy is expanding into ever more facets of our daily lives. [learn more]
NAMLE Seeks Executive Director
As NAMLE continues to grow organizationally, we are seeking a part-time Executive Director (approximately 20 hours per week). This is a “virtual” position. The Executive Director may be located anywhere within the United States and must be available to attend the NAMLE conference (July 11-13, 2013) and the NAMLE Board retreat (January 11-13, 2013).[learn more]
VARIETY calls Miss Representation-an admirable work of media literacy education
Variety describes Miss Representation as “An admirable work of media literacy education…” The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, aired on OWN, and now is available on DVD.
Mainstream media continues to generate limited, distorted and often disparaging images of girls and women. These images continue to shape girls and women, as well as boys and men, in very real ways.
The documentary Miss Representation, explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. [learn more]
|ore Publishing Opportunities
The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. The journal provides a forum for established and emerging scholars, media professionals and educational practitioners in and out of schools. As an extended conceptualization of literacy, media literacy education helps individuals of all ages develop habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed to become critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in a world where mass media, popular culture and digital technologies play an important role for individuals and society. We accept both scholarly articles about media literacy education from researchers and voices from the field essays from practitioners. For more information, including submission guidelines, go to jmle.org or send an email toinquir[email protected]. [learn more]
Call for Papers: CFP Journal Issue on Creative Technologies
The following is a call for papers from the CFP Journal Issue on Creative Technologies. Editors: Nelson Zagalo and Pedro Branco
We’re pleased to announce an upcoming issue of the Journal of Communication and Society dedicated to the new domain of Creative Technologies.
Screen Education Magazine Call for Papers Screen Education magazine is looking for industry practitioners, teachers, academics and experienced feature writers with a proven background in film/television/media. We also wish to hear from anyone who has their own proposals for articles as well as academics seeking to publish papers (the magazine is partially refereed). We are always looking for new contributors and welcome unsolicited submissions or article proposals.
If you wish to contribute, please contact Nick Tapper at[email protected]. In your email, please include a pitch for the relevant article and outline any relevant experience you may have in relation to the topic. If you are a new contributor, please include a brief bio (1-5 lines) and a writing sample. (Due to a high number of responses, there may be a delay before we are able to respond to your proposal/submission.)
Pay rates and submission guidelines are available on our website: http://www.metromagazine.com.au/writers.html
Copy deadlines for the next three issues are:
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MEDUCON Austin to be Held from June 8th – 10th
2012 Salzburg Academy
Dates: July 22 – August 11
Where: The famous Schloss Leopoldskron (from the Sound of Music), Salzburg, Austria
What: The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is a multi-dimensional initiative that provides curricular materials, training and support for schools, programs and classrooms across the world. The Academy annually gathers over 50 students from 20 countries to explore how media are helping bridget cultures and citizens from across borders and across divides. Students travel throughout the region, engage with the Salzburg music festival, and work together in what is the only program devoted entirely to the pursuit of global media literacy. For more information, please visit:www.salzburg.umd.edu
NCTE Media Literacy Awards – Call for Nominations The seventh annual NCTE Media Literacy Award will be presented at the NCTE Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Deadline for submitting the application for the 2012 award is June 30th, 2012. The award winner will be notified by the end of August and will receive a plaque along with a cash award of $2,000. [learn more]
– Jaclyn Kahn
Focus and History teacher at Winston Preparatory School, a private school for students (grades 6-12) with Learning Disabilities