Posts in

Archives


“Innovative Ways to Increase Social Media Proficiency in Sri Lanka” was the theme of a closed-door roundtable hosted by the UNESCO New Delhi office and Mythos Labs on December 8, 2021. The roundtable mobilized various experts from institutions such as the Sri Lankan government, Facebook, Hashtag Generation, the Ford Foundation and General Sir John Kotelawala …

With the support of the US Consulate General in Lagos, the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA) and the Enugu Literacy Society (ELS) launched “Project Fact Check Nigeria”, a media literacy and fight against disinformation. The project aims to build critical thinking skills, develop digital and media literacy, and build the capacity of radio …

Published December 20, 2021 The United States government has expressed support for training 1,000 young people and 170 radio journalists in media literacy. A statement titled “US Supports Media Literacy Project to Build Capacity of 170 Radio Journalists, 1,000 Youth” revealed the launch of the Media Literacy Project. The US Consulate General in Lagos has …

Good day, people of Des Moines! It’s me again, Katarina Betterton, your host of the Des Moines Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Partially sunny; windy, colder. Top: 31 Bottom: 17. Here are today’s top stories in Des Moines: The Polk County Health Department announced a case of the omicron variant COVID-19 detected in Polk County …

MANKATO — Police in Mankato are aware of vague warnings of school violence circulating on a social media platform, but say they have found no evidence of a local threat. Posts about potential school violence spread on TikTok on Friday, with most not naming any schools or providing further details. Mankato Public Safety Department Deputy …

Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) was honored at the Philo Festival of Media Arts, winning three awards for excellence in local programming. ONTV Production Manager Tessa Penzien with the Philo Award in the Political Awareness category for ONTV’s 2020 election coverage. ONTV was the winner in the Political Awareness category for its “Special Evening on the …

AMT: What are you currently working on? A J: I just finished working on special episodes for the Disney Junior show “Mira, Royal Detective”. I worked on a bunch of character designs for some really exciting episodes. I can’t say too much, but there will be a lot of great costume design, a lot of …

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (WPVI) — Anxiety is high for parents and students following an increase in threats targeting schools in the tri-state area. There have been at least three threats against schools in South Jersey in just a few days. Police said they were alerted to an unspecific threatening social media post Tuesday morning at …

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading or inaccurate information on the Internet. Today, almost four years later, MediaWise has reached 21 …

More than 70% of voters said they supported teaching students about the benefits and risks of social media in schools, according to a new Morning Consult / Politico poll, which comes after the Florida Senate. advanced an invoice this would require such a practice in state public schools. Why is this important Florida State Senator …

On December 1, graduates of the Portfolio and Advanced TV and Cinema classes presented their art in the Wheatley Gallery for the Senior Semester presentation. Professor Andrew Ames from the Department of Media Arts, who is the gallery’s co-coordinator alongside Professor Christine Holtz, shared his thoughts on the event. “It’s so much fun to see …

SOME 65 teachers and lecturers have signed up to become Malaysia’s first-ever registered society to tackle misinformation and disinformation through education. Launched in conjunction with UNESCO’s World Media and Information Literacy Week, the initiative is facilitated by the award-winning Media Education For All (ME4A) movement. It aims to provide a stronger force to develop critical …

It is the season of hope, faith and joy. So, like everyone else, the Columbian Editorial Board is compiling a wishlist. Of course, we will ask Santa for conscientious elected officials, free and fair elections, and a new bridge. (Doesn’t everyone have these items on their list?) More importantly, we hope for better media literacy …

In a year and a half, sophomore media arts student Michael Scott has written, produced, directed, edited and is currently screening his first feature film “Black Box”. Scott began pre-production of “Black Box” in early May 2020 during his gap year between high school and college. Although he wrote the script himself, he thanks his …

1,000 children and adolescents aged 11 to 17 were interviewed in Latvia. In total, over 5,000 adolescents from the Baltic States, Finland and Sweden participated in the study. The results of the survey show that a third or 34% of children and young people in Latvia are often confronted with false information in the Internet …

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education in the era of the right to information than its function of demystifying information processes …

Law enforcement officials hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to address what they call “a tidal wave of imitation threats” in Metro Detroit school districts in the wake of the gruesome mass shooting at Oxford high school. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday. Watch live above. Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Oakland …

Mickey Huff (l) and Andy Lee Roth. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE Each year, Project Censored publishes a book of 25 stories that the group believes should receive more media coverage. Censored project was founded in 1976 at Sonoma State University, to bring attention to media censorship and to help students develop their media literacy. …

Jesse scheckner By Jesse Scheckner For FloridaPolitics.com A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by Republican Senator Danny Burgess of Zephyrhills, would require public schools to teach students about social media, …