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[ecrea] NAMLE 2017 Conference

Fri Dec 16 01:10:28 GMT 2016

*National Association for Media Literacy Education 2017 Conference Creates Opportunity for Unity and Action Amidst Political Division*

/Educators, Scholars, Policymakers, Media Professionals and Community Organizers Called to Participate in Chicago, June 27-28/

(Chicago, IL – December 13, 2016) –The 2017 National Association for Media Literacy Education conference <> will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from June 27-June 28, 2017 at Roosevelt University and will highlight the vital role of media literacy in civic participation and a healthy, inclusive democracy.

The conference theme, “Engaging Citizens, Building Community,” encapsulates the NAMLE conference’s objective to bring stakeholders together to advance media literacy education policy and practice. Educators, scholars, policymakers, media professionals, elected officials, and community members will gather together to address different perceptions of media’s role in a deeply divided political climate.

“The time is now to recognize the critical need for media literacy education and civic engagement. Our 2017 NAMLE conference intends to spark much needed dialogue between a variety of stakeholders,” says NAMLE’s Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. “We need to work together to generate solutions and brainstorm effective education policies to combat the issues dividing our country.” More information about the importance of media literacy and NAMLE can be found in a brief video located here <>.

NAMLE is calling for presentation and session proposals that target the conference theme. Possible areas of focus include (but are not limited to):

· Media, activism and social change

· Civic engagement

· News literacy

· Youth media

Sessions can involve individual presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops and other innovative formats. Cutting edge research, creative projects, compelling models, innovative approaches to and best practices in media literacy education are encouraged. Scholars, educators, media professionals, students, activists and public officials interested in furthering media literacy education are encouraged to prepare a submission. The Call for Proposals can be found here​ <>. The deadline for proposals is January 4, 2017.

“We see this gathering as an important time to explore the role media literacy plays in enabling citizens to fully participate in our democracy,” says Tony Streit, NAMLE Board member, Director of the YouthLearn Initiative at Education Development Center, Inc., and the 2017 NAMLE Conference Chair. “We hope to engage all attendees in open discussion on how best to help learners truly build the skills necessary to navigate an ever increasingly complex media landscape.”

Program Chair Benjamin Thevenin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Brigham Young University, adds “…while it’s important that we consider media’s coverage of politics, if we are truly to understand the relationship between media literacy and civic engagement, we need to look at the role of networked, digital media technologies in civic discourse and participation - in the conversations we’re having and the actions we’re taking.”



The National Association for Media Literacy Education (@medialiteracyed) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century. The NAMLE vision is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today's world. NAMLE Membership for individuals is FREE. Sponsorships and organizational partnerships are welcomed at, and donations to support NAMLE’s efforts to improve media literacy education can be made here​ <>.

About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University, a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens, is a private, student-centered university with 5,400 students studying at comprehensive campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg and online. Founded on the principles of inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt offers academic programs in arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. For more information, visit <>. <>​​;

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