NAMLE News board elections, and a new organizational member

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Monthly Update

March 2013



A membership organization like NAMLE thrives with the participation of its members, so I’m happy to share two opportunities with you to get involved. 


First, we’re currently seeking board members for a two-year term starting June 2013. If you are passionate about media literacy and have some board experience, get your application in by April 2. Learn more…


Second, we’re hiring our first Membership Coordinator (a part time position) so we can serve our members better. 


Let your friends and colleagues know about these opportunities too. Have a great month!



Sherri Hope Culver
President, NAMLE 


Sherri Hope Culver

Conference Update

Discounts abound at the 

NAMLE 2013 Conference!


New or renewing organizational members that attend the conference will save 20% on one year’s membership fee, 

as well as 15% on advertising and exhibit base fees. 


Also, Cable in the Classroom has kindly enabled $100 discounts for twenty K-12 teachers. 

Register now to make 

sure one of those 

teachers is you! 


– Ethan Delavan, Conference Chair ([email protected])

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Board of Directors

& committee membership


Lynda Bergsma
Past President

Chair, Member Services



Emily Bonilla



Sherri Hope Culver 




Rhys Daunic


Chair, Resources


Ethan Delavan

2nd Vice President

Professional Development


Vanessa Domine  

1st Vice President  



Jasmine Hood

Visibility, Fundraising


Cathy Leogrande

Member Services

Professional Development


Paul Mihailidis




David Cooper Moore

Chair, Professional Development


Tina Peterson

Editor of NAMLE Update

Chair, Visibility


Theresa Redmond

Member Services


Erin Reilly



Carol Tizzano
Professional Development 


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.

core principles

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.


What’s new with you?  

Tell us and we’ll include it in a future issue of Update. We are especially interested in updates from our student, individual and organizational members.

email us now  

with the subject header “Update”

Next submission deadline:

Monday, April 8


Look for the t-shirt design entries on our Facebook page soon. 


In the meantime, meet our MPassioned member of the month, mark your calendars for three upcoming events, and check out new job listings!



headlinesedia Literacy News


2013 Board Elections 

We’re looking for members with a passion for media literacy education, and experience in fund development and board service. Nominations (for yourself or someone else) are due April 2! [read more]


JMLE v 5, number 1 now available

Topics include education about risks on social-networking sites, a ML approach to diversity education, and many others! [read more]




pubore Opportunities


BAYMN FEST logoBAYMN FEST Call for Entries

San Francisco (deadline: April 1)

This will be a place for young artists to share their work, meet their peers, acquire new tools, make their voices heard, and win cash prizes and media-making tools! [read more]




conferencesark Your Calendars 


Practical Pedagogy Behind Successful Technology Integration in ECE 

April 17, 2 pm eastern, online

This FREE 90-minute webinar will explore how to integrate media literacy education and technology in developmentally appropriate ways for early childhood. [read more


Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children 

April 20, Boston, MA

This workshop will be presented by Screen Savvy Kids at the MassAEYC Annual Spring Conference Workshop. [read more


Global Forum for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy

June 26 – 28, Nigeria 

A joint initiative of UNESCO and its partners. If you cannot attend, complete a brief survey intended to gather data on MIL organizations and practices worldwide. [read more]



memberPassioned: Meet our Members 



Jiwon YoonJiwon Yoon

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Roosevelt University. In March and April, my students will teach media literacy during the library and technology classes at a Chicago public school. [read more]


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



ore Member Organizations


Portland Community Media logoNew Member: Portland Community Media

We connect people to media technologies and ensure
equitable access for all communities to share their stories, viewpoint and culture for the purpose of promoting broad participation in our civic and cultural life. [read more]




 resourcesedia Literacy Resource Hub   



Media Constructions of Peace - graphic

Media Constructions of Peace

This kit provides educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of learning how antiwar movements have been perceived by the people in the U.S. and how the media have constructed that public perception. [read more]  



jobsployment Opportunities


Part-time Membership Coordinator

No specified location

Individual would be responsible for the maintenance and management of NAMLE’s membership database, including some basic data analysis. [read more]


Visiting Assistant Professor (Media)

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Visiting Fellow will teach Symposium courses in the 2013-2014 academic year. Anticipated courses include ‘News Literacy’ and ‘Imaging War: from Wall Drawings to Wikis. 


For more media education jobs, visit the website of our organizational member NAMAC:


marketplacearketplace Feature


Stanley Baran book coverIntroduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture 

by Stanley Baran

This text encourages students to be active media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media play in both shaping and reflecting culture. [read more]




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