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,…

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:…

Travel & Lodging for the Summit

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Action in Media Education summit at Sacred Heart University, our fifth international media education summit! For those who need directions (from the airport or if traveling by car), visit Sacred Heart’s page on visiting the university. If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Bradley International. Some attendees…

Screening: Dysfunctional Societies

The debut screening of the new film Dysfunctional Societies: Why Inequality Matters will take place at 2 p.m. on December 9 at Sacred Heart University’s Martire Building, home of the new School of Communication and Digital Arts. Our friend Sut Jhally will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. Dr. Jhally will also…