Travel & Lodging for the Summit

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Action in Media Education summit at Sacred Heart University, our fifth international media education summit! For those who need directions (from the airport or if traveling by car), visit Sacred Heart’s page on visiting the university. If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Bradley International. Some attendees…

Summit Proposal Deadline Extended!

Are you a media educator or a media activist? Do you have work to share with others who are similarly action-oriented? Come to Sacred Heart University in April and engage with others around the lessons learned from successes and failures in media action! Submit a proposal for a session at ACME’s fifth summit, Action In Media…

Help Media Education Efforts in Massachusetts!

Our partners at Mass Media Literacy are doing excellent work both in teacher training/curriculum development and in legislative lobbying. Please consider contributing to their efforts with a tax-deductible donation.   Dear Friend, Would you believe that teenagers spend nine hours a day in front of entertainment media?1 And that young teens rank entertainment media as their…

And the TOADY goes to…

From our friends at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood… Hello Barbie, in a landslide!  The votes are in for the 2015 TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young children) Award, and the creepy eavesdropping Hello Barbie blew away the competition with 57% of the vote. The Brands We Know book series was runner-up (14.5%), followed by…

Psychology Today: Screen-Free Value

A psychiatrist offers insight on going screen-free as an intervention for children presenting behavioral challenges: “As is my usual practice during an evaluation, I ask this mother about her son’s screen-time habits and for a timeline of when various devices were acquired over the last several years. I explain to her how electronic screen-time, particularly the interactive kind, can overstimulate and stress…

Screening: Dysfunctional Societies

The debut screening of the new film Dysfunctional Societies: Why Inequality Matters will take place at 2 p.m. on December 9 at Sacred Heart University’s Martire Building, home of the new School of Communication and Digital Arts. Our friend Sut Jhally will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. Dr. Jhally will also…