Media Literacy Leaders
The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States. Check out their list of Organizational Members to find other leaders in the field. The Media Spot became a member in 2009, and TMS Director Rhys Daunic is currently serving on the executive board. @medialiteracyed
One of the nation’s leading authorities in media education, Renee Hobbs and her team at the Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island post and archive articles, research, and curricular resources and workshops. Also check out their K-6 focused media literacy professional development resources at PowerfulVoicesforKids.com. TMS director Rhys Daunic collaborated with URI and MEL on their Digitial Literacy Institute in the Summer of 2013.
Directed by Paul Mihailidis, the Salzburg Academy is a multi-dimensional initiative that provides curricular materials, training and support for journalism schools, programs and classrooms across the world. Rhys Daunic of TMS attended in 2010 as visiting faculty.
Media Studies Podcasts
“On the Media explores how the media ‘sausage’ is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of “making media,” especially news media, because it’s through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.”
Robert McChesney is a major force in media education: …author of eight books on media and politics, professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and host of the weekly talk show, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio. McChesney also writes widely for both academic and non-academic publications. He gives talks frequently on issues related to media and politics in the United States and world today.
FAIR provides a thorough liberal analysis of the major news media.
Related Curriculum Providers
A comprehensive film production curriculum for K-12 provided by the NYCDOE Arts Education division.
Student Reporting Labs connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space to develop digital media, critical thinking and communication skills while producing original news reports for PBS NewsHour Extra.
Excellent source for grades 6-12 media literacy lesson plans. Each lesson is accompanied by follow-up questions, interdisciplinary connections, assessment techniques, related web links, and academic content standards.
Ed Tech Sources
An excellent resource for understaffed K-12 schools struggling to support the technology the have strategically to improve teaching and learning.