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Media Literacy Week goes green

The relationship between environmentalism and the media highlights the ninth annual Media Literacy Week, scheduled this year for Nov. 9-16. “Environmentalism: The Media Ecosystem” takes a look at how media foster, and sometimes hinder, awareness of the environment and details deemed pertinent to its stability. Special guests, multimedia, and panel discussions will put the issue in […]

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GMLP adds two to its board of directors

Gateway Media Literacy Partners recently invited two more members to join its board of directors. They are: Robin Hattori, assistant director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University. Emily McNew, director of social marketing for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. These two join 18 others on the board whose influence spans […]

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Workshop brings media literacy to the great outdoors

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Press Club releases statement on Ferguson

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is a professional, social and charitable organization of people who make, cover and influence the news. On Monday, the Press Club released a statement regarding recent events in Ferguson, Mo.: The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis strongly condemns the manhandling and disrespect shown to our colleagues by […]

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GMLP welcomes new members to its board of directors

Gateway Media Literacy Partners added nine members to its board of directors this summer, bringing the board’s complement to 20 professionals, academics and civic servants committed to informing and educating the community on the value of media literacy in society. The new members are: Bill Bass, innovation coordinator specializing in technology integration, information, and library […]

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Providing Journalists a Better Place to Grow Up

GMLP president’s note:I serve on the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis’s board of directors with Dick Weiss, former president of that organization and one of the reasons the Press Club is a founding GMLP institutional partner.  (Learn more about Mr. Weiss from his bio, below).  It was at a recent Press Club meeting that […]

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Why Media Literacy is Important – 2013 Guest Contributors

Participatory Media Literacy Anyone? By Jessica Z. Brown Greetings Media Literacy Proponents and Enthusiasts! Ah, another  Media Literacy Week has passed–GMLP’s seventh.   (Enjoy our photos on the home page! )  These represent an array of activities, get-togethers and on-the-edge media literacy-related topics for which there was much interaction at the numerous institutions who participated […]

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Understanding America via Media Literacy: A Chinese Student’s View

by Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang              If there is one thing that has made the definition of media literacy so fascinating, that would be the fact that you cannot simply define it as one thing. There are so many dimensions of interpretations to understand media literacy. Just like the way you can use media literacy […]

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Inclusion, Acceptance and Equality

by Colleen Starkloff   Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, was a sad character in literature.  He was flogged, turned on the pillory in public humiliation.  A beautiful gypsy woman, Esmeralda, took pity on him, gave him water and captured his heart.  Later, Quasimodo defends his love in an attempt to save her life.  Quasimodo […]

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Making the Pieces Fit: One Journalist’s View

  By Bill Smith  Twenty-five years ago (I had to look at the dates on the yellowing newspapers twice to make certain so much time had passed), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a series of stories on the state of race relations in the St. Louis region. We called the project “A Community Divided,” and […]

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