Critical Media Literacy: The Way Out of the Maze of Fake News

by Bill Yousman, Ph.D. Fake news! The accusations are flying from both left and right. Liberals decry social media stories that led people to believe the most absurd lies about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign season. Meanwhile, President Trump and his staff and supporters use the term like a weapon against any news outlet…

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,…

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,…

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…