Take Action: Media Literacy Week Is Nov. 2–6

Statement on Media Literacy Week from The Global Critical Media Literacy Project (The Action Coalition for Media Education, Project Censored, and the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University) November 2–6, 2015, is Media Literacy Week in the United States and Canada. Across both nations, multiple campaigns will highlight the…

News Literacy Workshop in Myanmar

From our friends at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong: The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University and Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong are jointly organizing a news literacy workshop and teacher training for university educators in Yangon, Myanmar, from Dec. 14 to…

SHU’s Media Literacy Graduate Program

In August 2015, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., launched a new graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture. MLDC Director Bill Yousman believes that this is the first master’s program in the United States that is focused on a critical approach to media education. “The MLDC program at Sacred Heart reflects ACME’s mission…

Media Literacy Policy Through Legislation

Exciting news from our friends at Media Literacy Now: Connecticut becomes the 4th state to introduce media literacy legislation through the work of Media Literacy Now and our partners. Qur-an Webb is taking the lead on the legislative effort in Connecticut. He has extensive experience working with youth and is a social work supervisor with the Connecticut Department of…

Screen-Free Week Is Coming! May 4–10!

Time without screens is essential for healthy growth and healthy living, not only for children but for people of all ages. Too often, it seems that we, as a society, have accepted that we can’t live without them—we organize meetings using screens; we’re even publicizing and organizing Screen-Free Week using screens. But there’s a difference,…

ACME Supports Historic EDUPAX Conference in France

by Sara Voorhees In the famous Town Hall of Paris’ 19th Arrondissement, Jacques Brodeur, ACME Board member, founder of EDUPAX (Quebec), and “Showman Extraordinaire,” in the words of his French colleagues, called to order the first European colloquium on the reduction of screen time, Les Enfants Face aux Ecrans: le Point (Children Before Screens: An…