TOADY Award Nominees Announced

From our friends at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood…  Back by popular demand: CCFC’s 7th annual TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year. Who will win? It’s up to you! Each year, the Toy Industry Association of America presents its annual TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. In response to the industry most responsible for commercializing…

ACME at CEMP’s International Summit 11/20–21

CEMP is holding its international Media Education Summit 2015 at Emerson College in Boston on November 20 and 21. This event begins one week from today! For information and a schedule, click here. ACME is well-represented at this event: Friday, 2:30–4. Board member and Edupax founder Jacques Brodeur will present his paper “Ban on Marketing to Children.” Friday,…

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…

Another Perspective on Screen-Time Limits

Much of the rhetoric and action related to screen time revolves around elimination or reduction. When our first child was born, I wanted to live the APA “rule”: no television before age 2. Well, that didn’t work out, and the boy turned out to be hyperverbal, developing spoken language early and reading at age 4. It…

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…

Ex Machina: Two Perspectives

While the ACME board was in Toronto for a conference and board retreat, several members went to see the celebrated indie film Ex Machina. Following are reviews by Treasurer Sara Voorhees, our resident professional movie critic, and Co-President Rob Williams. Have any of you seen it? Let us know your thoughts… SURROGATES AND REVELATIONS by…