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2014
APRIL
I've just returned from a productive two week trip to India; details here

MARCH

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History vs Hollywood: Who Gets The Story Right? (Middleweb)
 
UNESCO has just released a comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource. It is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy.

Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum Now Available as iBooks Textbooks

 



FEBRUARY
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Media Literacy: Making Sure Your (Brand) Name Gets Out There
 
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Media Literacy: Learning from the Oscars


JANUARY
 

In this research brief, Common Sense Media reviews research on kids' exposure to traditional forms of advertising, and focuses on cataloging the multiple new ways in which kids and teens are marketed to today. Digital media has dramatically changed the advertising landscape, to now include immersive websites, advergaming, viral marketing, mobile ads, social media marketing and precise behavioral and location targeting, blurring the lines between advertising and entertainment for even the savviest media consumer. This integration of advertising and content has also made it much more difficult for researchers to measure the breadth and impact of advertising on kids today. The brief summarizes current advertising practices aimed at kids and teens, and draws attention to the urgent need for research to quantify exposure and examine the effects of these practices.

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has conducted a national survey of more than 1500 parents of children ages 2-10 to find out how much of children’s media time is devoted to educational content, platform by platform, age by age.  Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America is the … 


8  Frank teaches first ever film literacy teacher workshop for AMPAS

On Libraries & Media Literacy (An Interview with Frank Baker)

Teaching Media Literacy During the Weight Loss/Diet Ad Season (Middleweb)



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2013: the Year in Photos (a collection from around the web and around the world)
 

Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. MILID Yearbook 2013

China's film industry
The red carpet


The film business
Even now, nobody knows anything

 

Cover story in the December 9 issue

The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy (2 Volumes) now available
Frank Baker contributes the history of media literacy







 





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