posted my annual media literacy holiday book recommendations

Why We Love Music (The Economist)

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NAACP

NAACP Report Shows Television Industry Still Falls Seriously Short In Achieving DiversityThe NAACP Hollywood Bureau today announced its latest findings in a new report titled “Out of Focus, Out of Sync—Take 4” that shows the entertainment industry, particularly television, continues to fall seriously short in achieving diversity.

NAACP officials warned that without quick action to reverse the bleak statistics cited in the 44-page report, the industry could face political action.

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the Berkman Center for Internet & Society announces a major research release: “Media Re:public: News and Information as Digital Media Come of Age,” a series of papers exploring the potential and the challenges of the emerging networked digital media environment. Direct to Full Text Papers (with summaries)

16  Digital World, Digital Life study

http://adage.com/current-issue

 

 

Our colleagues in Canada are known for creating some of the richest media education curriculum in the world. So here I note, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s latest Literacy document which includes some strong media literacy content:
Media Literacy DocumentThe document is broken down into three parts:

CHAPTER 1: AN OVERVIEW OF MEDIA LITERACY IN THE JUNIOR GRADES

CHAPTER 2: APPROACHES TO TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY

CHAPTER 3: SAMPLE LESSONS.

 

Why Media Literacy Matters

4 Moved the NCTE AMA blog to new site; posted 2008 Photos of the Year
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NIH & Common Sense Media release major study on media’s impact on youth health; link to news stories

 

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