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…

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…

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…

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…