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7th Annual Media Literacy Week — 2013 Calendar of Events

Gateway Media Literacy Partners’

Seventh Annual Media Literacy Week

“Media Literacy Across the Ages”

November 10-17, 2013*

 Calendar of Events

Join the official bonfyre ** for GMLP’s Media Literacy Week, to share content, chat…and more! 

*Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 

10 pm

KDHXlogoREDKDHX Community Radio – 88.1 – 2013   KDHX Community Media is a 2013  GMLP Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award Honoree.
Nancy Kranzberg, host, ARTS INTERVIEW, talks with GMLP president, Jessica Z. Brown re: GMLP’s Seventh Annual Media Literacy Week.
*Friday Nov. 8, 2013
Film showing: Terms and Conditions May Apply” 
Q & A to follow screening will include the following participants:

Dr. Kevin Coogan, Professor of Computer Science, Blackburn College

Professor Craig Newsom, Professor of Art, Blackburn College
Professor Natasha Casey, Professor of Communications, Blackburn College
Olin Lecture Hall      
Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois

Tuesday, Nov. 12

     “St. Louis on the Air” with Don Marsh       
     St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 FM Radio
Live broadcast, “Media Literacy Across the Ages,”on St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis On the Air. Host,  Don Marsh, interviews Gateway Media Literacy Partners’  vice-president, Art Silverblatt of Webster University; Kenneth Haller, Jr., M.D., St. Louis University pediatrician; and Marvin Beckerman, head of the Older Adult Community Action Program, for a  lively discussion regarding media literacy as it relates to different ages.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Technology: 3D Printing    
Bonfyre** Engagement Event – Download the App, now:
Lindenwood University Professors Andrew Smith & Jason Lively present thought-provoking community discussion on 3-D printing , some say is poised to become one of the most impacting new technologies in our digital era.  The ability to quickly and easily duplicate physical objects will compromise manufacturing and copyright while also pushing the boundaries of creative expression.  During this engaging discussion, we’ll examine  possible ramifications of this technology and also cite significant milestones in its brief history,  such as the Wikiweapons movement and websites like
Room : Young Auditorium
Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo.  
* Wednesday, Nov. 13 

10 a.m. – noon

Media Literacy Careers
Panel discussion on Media Literacy Careers. Increasingly, students across the U.S.
are developing a passionate interest in the field of media literacy.  But, although these students clearly understand the value of this area of study, they’re faced with a practical consideration: what careers are available to those who study media literacy?

Join panelists, representing an array of fields and  who are major proponents of media literacy education:  Shannon Philpott, English faculty/The Montage adviser (STLCC-Meramec Student Newspaper) David Sheets, SPJ Region 7 Director, Writer, Editor; Mark Albrecht, social justice activist; Kit Jenkins, Associate Dean, School of Communications, Webster University; and Sally Howe, assistant professor, Adverstising, Webster University.

Moderator: Christaan Eayre, faculty, St. Louis Community College – Meramec

Room : BA105
St. Louis Community College – Meramec   
7-9:30 PM 
Film: Singularity is Near
This Documentary/Science Fiction film is set during The Singularity, an Era in which the world has been transformed by digital media technology. 2045 marks the beginning of this new era  in which digital technology has altered our environment and enhanced our reality. The principles of  the Singularity are brought to life by visionary, Ray Kurzweil, who creates a computer avatar named Ramona (Pauley Perrette). The complexities of this new world are dramatized by the plot complications that accompany the “birth” of Ramona.
Professors Art Silverblatt  and Remy Cross, Webster University, and Kim William Gordon, digital technology expert and president, BITNUS Technology Guide for the 24th Century,  will discuss the implications of the film.        
Desmond Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
* Thursday, Nov. 14
History, Hero, and Symbolism: 19th Century Propaganda Through Art – Walking Tour/Lecture 
Meet Allison Taylor, Manager of Education, at front desk, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
 Convenient parking.  
* Friday Nov. 15 
12 – 1:30                                                                                
Idiocracy: Is Modern Media Making Us Stupid?   A media literacy communications roundtable...Sharon Stevens, Education Reporter, leads a  discussion  of media professionals, including Alvin Reid and Jo Mannies, to answer the question! 
 Presenting Gateway Media Literacy Partners’ Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Awards to Bernie Hayes, Alvin Reid, Ellen Futterman, KDHX Community Media and Geena Davis and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Presented by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis
Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s  Black Box Theater – South Parking Lot
1201 South Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
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Media Literacy Education Workshops        
* Julie Smith , SIUE and Webster University educator,  “ML for Teens: Uses of Social Media”
* Charles Murphy, Educator, Roosevelt High School, St. Louis Public School District: “Teaching media literacy through  Video production.”
Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s   Black Box Theater – South Parking Lot
1201 South Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
* Saturday, Nov. 16               

9 a.m. – 1PM

 Academic Symposium 

Webster University - Media Literacy students and academics, from various regional  colleges and universities  and  present  highlights from  recently-published papers.  The symposium will  also include several presentations from abroad, in a live webinar.

 Session #1: 9:00-10:15

Panel #1: Room 152, EAHL

1. Sarah Halm: Media Coverage of Immigration

2. Kelly Gordon: Case Study of Coverage, Mass Shooting

3. Chris Penberthy: Superheroes, An American Mythology:  The Changing Culture Viewed Through the Superhero Film Genre

 4. Tracy Landau: Brand Love

Panel #2

Carolina Bianchi: The Power of the Absence of Sound: ‘The Artist’ (2011) from a McLuhan Point of View

Peter Matasek: The Sun Newspaper and the British Elections

 Iana Maisuradze: Media Effects: ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1938)

 Davis Gibbs: False Prophets? Televangelist Preachers and Media Literacy

 Nadezda Pomyateeva: ‘Life of Pi’ (2001) by Yann Martel

 David Mahlich: Dr. Strangelove, or How Audiences Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love a Film about Mutually Assured Destruction

 Elisabeth Dantendorfer: Big Brother Is Watching You: George Orwell, Communism, and Rupert Murdoch


Session #2: 10:30 – 11:45

Panel #1: Room 152 EAHL

  1. Haley Welch: “Dirty Balls”: 15 Basic Appeals of AXE Advertising

  2. Andrew Smith: A Media Literacy Approach to Game Theory

  3. Michelle Lee: Google Chrome’s Dear Sophie Bring All the Feels

  4. Michael Long: Stay Awake and Don’t Thaw Out the Alien: A Genre Study Approach to 1950s American Science Fiction Films

Panel #2 – Room 153 EAHL

  1. Sarah Collman: Objectification & Stereotypes in Hardees Commercials

  2. Lily Schliesser: Big Data

  3. Rachael Lancey: Advertising Techniques in Budweiser’s Black Crown Beer Commercial

  4. Debra Stieferman: Homeschooling and Media Literacy







4 pm    
St. Louis Whitaker International Film Festival  
Film SHORT Documentary Debut:  “End of Line,” about the last remaining typewriter-repair shop in St. Louis ; the director is Caitlin Zera.
Film Debut:  “Out of Print” examines the future of books, libraries…and the written word. Discussion, afterwards, about how this is changing US. Vivian Rumani, writer and director of the film, is also a  librariran, and joins the audience via SKYPE for discussion,  following the film’s debut. 
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University  
 Cost: $12          Students:  $10  Tickets available online at Cinema St. Louis

View a clip from the Meryl Streep- narrated film:  “Out of Print”

Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc. and Missouri Professional Communicators have made the St. Louis debut of this film possible.

* Sunday, Nov. 17  
1– 3:30  PM   
Breaking Stereotypes About Aging: Life Doesn’t End at a Certain Age

                                 A moving and thoughtful film: “Grow Old With, Me: The Poetry of Aging” brought to the community by the Older Adult Community Action Program (OACAP), a program ofand of the National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis

Audience and Panel interaction follows:

Panel: Florence Schacter, MSW, Director, Resident and Community Services, Crown Center for Senior Living

Dr. John E. Morley SLUCare physician, Dammert Professor of Gerontology; director, division of geriatric medicine; acting director of the division of endocrinology, St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Moderator:     Jessica Z. Brown, president and founder, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc.


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Jewish Federation Kopolow Building

#12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63146



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Events are FREE and OPEN to the Public with the exception of the Film Festival 

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