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 […]
What is Media Literacy Week?
Media literacy is a discipline that truly spans the ages. Young children, college students, and seniors are applying this critical thinking skill to make sense of the wealth of information being conveyed through the channels of mass communication. The Seventh Annual Media Literacy Week, sponsored by the Gateway Media Literacy Partners, November 10-17, 2013, features digital interactive sessions, television and radio broadcasts, walking tours and panel discussions--all focusing on ways in which media literacy enriches the lives of people at different stages. In addition, we'll honor this year's GMLP Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award honorees. And, to add to the conversations, you'll hear ...
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 in this year's effort themed Media Literacy Across the Ages. We say THANK YOU to our committee for a fine job of programming. And we say THANK YOU to all our partners for participating and enlivening this year's theme. And, we added another dimension to our communications efforts during our special ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Florence Schachter Mrs. C. receives a phone call from a personable sounding young man who engages her in conversation. He is selling an insurance supplement and convinces her that it is the perfect thing for her. Mrs. C. is elderly, lives alone and is dealing with multiple health issues. The caller is so friendly […]
by Tom SCHWEIZER As a youth leadership facilitator I am often amazed at the sources middle school students consider legitimate channels for news and information. In a world filled with tweets, Instagram, and Facebook, I question the validity of the information students receive, as well as their understanding of the importance of the l message […]
By Mitch Eden “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.” – Michael Scott, The Office Leave it to the World’s Best Boss to put it into terms we can all understand. With people posting, […]
By Linda Hansen Burns Recovered Support Group (BRSG) is a small nonprofit that provides assistance to burn survivors. BRSG starts helping burn survivors deal with the “new you” while they are in the hospital and continues providing peer support for as long as necessary… which can be for years or for the rest of one’s […]
By Bill Bass “Dad, can we get a Rainbow Loom (http://www.rainbowloom.com)?” my son asks me as we’re walking home from a Saturday morning soccer game. “A what?” I respond. “A Rainbow Loom.” he states as if I should know what he’s talking about. “Hold on…” he replies, clearly irritated at my confusion. After a few […]
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