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 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:…

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…

Never Let Media Violence Kill Empathy, Compassion

by Jacques Brodeur As media educators and aware citizens, we watch the news knowing that big media rarely miss an opportunity to use human sufferings to catch viewers’ attention. The media industry knows that human beings care for each other, and they’re in the business of catching attention for commercial purpose. Not surprisingly, in March…

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,…