Teaching Media As Texts:  The Emmy Awards (Middleweb,  August 18, 2014)

How to Close Read The Language of Film (MiddleWeb, August 6, 2014)

Close Reading of Ads Promotes Critical Thinking (Middleweb, July 22, 2014)

Close Reading: Visual Literacy through Photography (Middleweb, July 9, 2014)

Close Reading and What It Means for Media Literacy (Middleweb, June 29, 2014)

History vs Hollywood: Who Gets The Story Right? (Middleweb, March 19, 2014)

Media Literacy: Making Sure Your (Brand) Name Gets Out There (Middleweb, February 18, 2014)

Media Literacy: Learning from the Oscars (Middleweb, February 2, 2014)

Libraries & Media Literacy, An Interview with Frank Baker (SLJ Blog, January 7, 2014)

Teaching Media Literacy During the Weight Loss/Diet Ad Season (Middleweb, January 6, 2014)


Mastering Media Literacy (chapters on media literacy and film study) (Solution Tree Press, Dec. 2013)

"Standards, Media Literacy Education;  Media Literacy History-- "The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy"  (ABC-CLIO, December 2013)

STEAM, Media Arts & Media Literacy,  November 13, 2013,

Using Magazines to Teach Media Literacy,  September 24, 2013,

Interview with blogger based in India (August 2013)

Teachers Look to Film to Foster Critical Thinking (Frank Baker, quoted)  August 16, 2013, Education Week

New Literacies: Scriptwriting June 16, 2013 MiddleWeb

A View Through Barbed Wire  "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" (Screen Education, Issue 69, Autumn 2013)

"Teaching Media Literacy with Technology" (Learning & Leading With Technology, ISTE, May 2013)

Politicians are manipulating what you see in the news, April 3,2013, MiddleWeb

Part One and Part Two of an Interview With Frank on Teaching the Oscars,  February 18,20, 2013 SLJ Pop Culture Blog

Teaching Students About Film Careers & Cinema Literacy,  February 3, 2013, MiddleWeb

Movies Are Not History (And They Will Never Be) January 14, 2013,  USA Today

Teaching Visual Media Literacy, Part 2,  January 14, 2013  MiddleWeb

Teaching Visual Media Literacy  January 7, 2013  MiddleWeb


The Powerful Images that Make Up Our World View  December 10, 2012 USA Today

Teaching Kids About Commercials,  November 16, 2012,   USA Today

Here Come The Toy Ads,  November 11, 2012  MiddleWeb

Teachable Moment: Watching The Debates With Students,  September 16, 2012 MiddleWeb

Media Literacy & Politics: What Every Student Should Know September 3, 2012, MiddleWeb

School Librarians: Allies in Teaching 21st Century Critical Thinking   August 12, 2012   USA TODAY

Using Online Videos To Engage Students In Critical Thinking and Media Literacy   August 12, 2012 USA TODAY

Why Should We Care About Media Literacy?  July 29, 2012, Education Week

Here Come The Conventions  
July 26, 2012, USA TODAY

Media Literacy & Elections,  SC Council of Social Studies newsletter, Summer 2012

Getting Started With Media Literacy: Easier Than You Think July 15, 2012, USA TODAY

Presidential Elections, the Media Literacy Way: A Conversation with Frank W. Baker (3) (July 2012)

Incorporating STEM Into The Arts and Beyond (June 28, 2012 USA TODAY)

Presidential Elections, the Media Literacy Way: A Conversation with Frank W. Baker (2)

Presidential Elections, the Media Literacy Way: A Conversation with Frank W. Baker (1)  (SLJ, June 2012)

The Pitch: And I’m Not Talking About Baseball (May 2012, USA TODAY)

“Grapes of Wrath” Then And Now (May 2012, USA TODAY)

Renewing Media Literacy Education (Spring 2012, OELMA Media Spectrum)

Product Placement: The Business for Your Eyeballs  (April 2012, USA TODAY)

Looking Back on “To Kill A Mockingbird”
(April 2012, USA TODAY)

The Hunger Games: Life, Death and the Media
(March 2012, USA TODAY)

Advertising Literacy: Another Important Media Literacy Lesson
(March 2012, USA TODAY)

"Political Ads and Media Literacy Skills" (March/April 2012, Library Media Connection)

Teaching Media Literacy During The 2012 Campaign Season (February 2012, USA TODAY)

Teaching Critical Thinking with the Movies (February 2012, USA TODAY)

Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom
(February 2012, USA TODAY)

I was interviewed by a columnist with the Fort Myers (FL) News Press (February 2012)

Media Literacy In The K-12 Classroom (ISTE, January 2012)

Why Media Literacy Matters (ISTE Blog, January 16, 2012)


Commentary: Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media and Digital Literacies, co-authored, published in Education Week June 21, 2011

Seeking Something Extra, Multimedia Resources for Film Studies (Issue 62, Winter 2011, Screen Education)

Media: The Lens Through Which We See and Understand Our World (Spring 2011, SCASL Media Messenger)

Media Literacy (guest editor),  Library Media Connection (January-February 2011)


A Report About Media Literacy from the 2010 NCTE Conference (GMLP, December 2010)

How We See the President of the United States (GMLP, November 2010)

Online Resources for Teaching Media Literacy (GMLP, July 2010)
Teaching Media Literacy Through Magazines  (GMLP, June 2010)

Thinking About Visual Literacy: Engaging The Digital Natives (SCASL Media Messenger, Spring 2010)

Moving Forward With Media Literacy
  (OELMA; SPECTRUM, June 2010)

Media Literacy: Critical Thinking for the Information Age – A report from the 2010 Midwest Educational Technology Conference (Feb.2010)

Media Literacy (chapter) in
Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (ASCD, January 2010)


Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide (Greenwood Press, June 2009)

News Literacy: Engaging 21st Century Students in Issues That Matter, Ohio Media Spectrum, Spring 2009

Why media literacy matters, OELMA, December '08-January '09


TV Must Run Untruthful Political Ads, St. Louis Journalism Review, October/November 2008

Lights, Camera ... Debate, Cable In The Classroom, September 2008
"The Future According to Pixar: a Wall E Study Guide" (Issue #51, Spring 2008 , SCREEN EDUCATION).

That's News to Me (Media Smart Tips, Cable in The Classroom, February 2008)


Don't let them take ad-vantage (December 2007)

Profile (Cable in The Classroom, October 2007)

The New-Media Election (Media Smart Tips, Cable in The Classroom, October 2007)

Summer Lesson Plans (Media Smart Tips, Cable in the Classroom, June 2007)

Preventing Obesity in Our Kids (Common Sense Media, March 2007)

Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies (Capstone Press, 2007)

It’s All About Questions Media Smart Tips Resources for Library Media Specialists:
(Cable In The Classroom, March 2007)


Toy Advertising Media Smart Tips Resources For Library Media Specialists:
(Cable In The Classroom, December 2006)

Media Literacy: SC School Improvement Council newsletter

Media Literacy: Using Photos In The ELA Classroom, Ohio Media Spectrum, Fall 2006

Book Review: ""  Journal of Media Literacy (Telemedium), November 2006

Focus On Film: Learning It Through The Movies
,  Middle Ground NMSA, Oct. 2006

(co-authored with Dr. David Considine) (unabridged version in JML- Telemedium, November 2006)

Media Smart Tips Resources For Library Media Specialists: Media & Politics 2006
(Cable in The Classroom, September 2006)

Get ready, Ohioans: Campaign-ad barrage will be ferocious
(Columbus Dispatch Editorial, August 2006)

Media Literacy (column in OELMA Spectrum, late summer 2006)

Mediating Media Exposure for Healthy Happy Kids 
(Jan. 12, 2006 Common Sense Media newsletter)


Where's Media Literacy? (October 2005, Threshold )

Media Literacy: One of the 21st Century Skills Your Students Need
(Palmetto Administrator, Fall 2005)

The fourth installment  "To Kill A Mockingbird" film study guide
Australian Screen Education, Issue 38, Autumn 2005

The Changing World of News & Opportunities for Media Literacy
(Ohio Media Spectrum, Spring/Summer 2005)

Incorporating Media Literacy In the English Classroom
(Florida English Journal, Spring/Summer 2005)

Part three To Kill A Mockingbird film study guide
Australian Screen Education, Issue 37,
Summer 2005


Media Literacy: One of the New Literacy Skills for the 21st Century
(Ohio Media Spectrum, Autumn 2004)

Changing Face of Media In the 21st Century; Beyond Our Borders
Telemedium, Fall 2004: Tuning Into Democracy: Citizenship, Media & Media Literacy

Keeping Current : Media Literacy

School Library Media Activities Monthly, September 2004

Second installment  "To Kill A Mockingbird" film study guide
Australian Screen Education, Issue 36, Spring 2004

First installment "To Kill A Mockingbird" film study guide
Australian SCREEN EDUCATION magazine (Winter, Issue #35)

"Using The Media To Turn Kids On to Learning" 
Spring 2004, SC Middle School Association Journal


Is There A Place for Media Literacy in Tobacco Prevention Efforts? 
Visions/Revisions: Moving Forward With Media Education, NTC, 2003

"Media Literacy: Yes, It Fits In Math & Science Classrooms,"
 ENC Focus, 2001 

"Has Media Education Found A Curriculum Foothold?"
(co-author with Dr. Robert Kubey) Education Week, October 1999

Media savvy kids are goal of this video program
Orlando Sentinel, October 22, 1996