Northeast Media Literacy Conference Returns!

by Rob Williams The Action Coalition for Media Education’s leadership and network turned out in force for the revival of the one-day Northeast Media Literacy Conference (#NMLC) at Central Connecticut State University on February 4. Dr. Lori Bindig Yousman, ACME secretary and founder of Sacred Heart University’s Media Literacy and Digital Culture (MLDC) graduate program,…

French High Schoolers Take the Screen-Free Challenge

by Jacques Brodeur The state government of Vendée, France, has invited Edupax, long-time partner of ACME, to come to its schools and try to convince adolescents to cut recreational screen-time exposure drastically. Beginning in March and continuing through May, Jacques Brodeur will organize and lead events in twelve high schools that have agreed to join in…

Media Education and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 20 marks the day on which the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. In 2016, the Convention celebrated its 27th anniversary with Universal Children’s Day, a “day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of…

Media Literacy Week 2016: Join the Movement!

[The Global Critical Media Literacy Project is a collaborative initiative from the Action Coalition for Media Education, Project Censored, and the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University.] MEDIA LITERACY WEEK 2016 This year marks the second annual Media Literacy Week, October 31–November 4. The timing could not be better:…

Corporate Media vs. Democracy?

Check out this scathing critique of the corporate media’s role in the current presidential election, from our friends and partners at the Global Critical Media Literacy Project.  Great work from college students and veteran teacher-activists working together! This is what Project Censored and GCMLP are all about. And remember, we are one week away from…

Jacques Brodeur/EDUPAX on the Move

ACME board member Jacques Brodeur has again been taking media education across the Atlantic, expanding on the Défi sans écrans (Screen-free Challenge) movement and programming that he has been spreading and teaching about for over a decade. The world of media education—and the Action Coalition for Media Education—is lucky to have him. October 4, École d’Ingeneurs et…