Big Changes to Community Cable TV — And It’s Not Good

A media release from the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) says a new CRTC local and community TV policy will slash the budget for community TV to one-sixth what it was under the 2010 policy.

Community TV stations have been serving many small towns and cities for decades and with this recent change . . . → Read More: Big Changes to Community Cable TV — And It’s Not Good

Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

The Sixth Annual Global Celebration Of Media And Information Literacy
(MIL) Week Will Take Place From 31 October To 5 November, 2016, Under
The Theme “Media And Information Literacy: New Paradigms For
Intercultural Dialogue”. The Global MIL Week 2016 Feature Event
Includes The Sixth Media And Information Literacy And Intercultural
Dialogue (MILID) Conference And The First General Assembly Of The
Global Alliance . . . → Read More: Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

U of Alberta: Ancient Greece at the Movies

FREE! April 17, 2016 see The Trojan Women, starring Katherine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film will be preceded by a talk by Tanya Henderson on History, Myth and the Movie. The talk starts at 2 PM, the movie at 2:45 in the . . . → Read More: U of Alberta: Ancient Greece at the Movies

Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s department of History & Classics, together with AHEPA (the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association), the Canadian Hellenic Congress of Alberta, AAME (the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education), and the Friends of Hellenism, is pleased to present a series of movies with a Classical Greek theme.

All events are free and open to the . . . → Read More: Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

Vertigo – Toronto Film Festival Rediscovers A Classic

Photo of Kim Novak by Nicholas Spillios captured on the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall

It is not often that film classics get the attention they deserve. Sight and Sound named “Vertigo” (1958) the greatest film of all time in the last poll which is conducted every ten years  by film critics.  This year . . . → Read More: Vertigo – Toronto Film Festival Rediscovers A Classic

Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Exciting as the Toronto Film Festival may be, there is nothing more exciting than catching films before their release in Alberta. Here are some titles your reporter found intriguing among close to the thirty films viewed at the Festival. Some titles have a strong media base underlining the impact of media in our lives, while others . . . → Read More: Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available

The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education.

The current issue (Volume 6, Issue 3) offers great insight into how Arab youth use media, how violence is made to attract and entertain, and even ideas of using radio (yes, . . . → Read More: Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available

Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

The European Media & Learning conference is happening in Brussels this week. The good news is you can view some of the program through a live stream over the Internet. . . . → Read More: Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

As we settle into fall and the onslaught of Edmonton winters, some of us are apt to begin searching for inspiration and courage to make the transition into spring an uplifting and memorable one. Time to put personal issues and concern about the economy behind us. The fall is a good time to start. Some . . . → Read More: Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking

We have some news from our colleagues in the U.S. NAMLE is the National Association for Media Literacy Education and they are joining our Canadian friends at Media Literacy Week for two exciting webinars. Here are the details as provide by NAMLE…

To celebrate Media Smarts Media Literacy Week, NAMLE is collaborating for our third annual ML . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking