Happy Holidays from The National Film Board… and AAMA!

We will take the liberty of using the NFB’s masterfully animated greeting card to send all of our supporters and visitors the best of the 2016 Holiday Season. It’s under a minute, so sit back . . . → Read More: Happy Holidays from The National Film Board… and AAMA!

AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Nicholas Spillios, AAMA President

The president has been attending TIFF as a freelance reporter for several years. This year over 270 films were previewed covering a range of genres including aboriginal issues, racism, biopics, loss of children in India, journalism, miscegenation, and a return to the musical genre. Annotations of some of the more notable films are . . . → Read More: AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

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

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

Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Find out the latest information and ideas for Media Literacy Week, November 3 to 7, 2014. Check the newsletter below in PDF format, courtesy of MediaLiteracyWeek.ca.

In the newsletter you’ll find great ideas for educations, families and ways you can become involved in helping Canadians better understand the role media plays in their lives.

Media Literacy Week E-Bulletin . . . → Read More: Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Discussing Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8533 – 90th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

FREE!

An Alberta Association for Media Awareness (AAMA) presentation. Nicholas Spillios will share his reflections on the Marshall McLuhan Conference held at the University of Alberta in June 2011. Questions and discussion welcome. Refreshments will be served. As seating is limited, please contact Henry . . . → Read More: Discussing Marshall McLuhan

AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members

Here is the AAMA Newsletter created especially for parents who want to know more about using media in their family.

This month we look at popular reality TV shows that focus on obesity and look at how they relate to real reality and the food choices students are provided at their schools.

And with teens being fed music videos 24/7 now there’s a new network that is targeting the T’ween category. What can parents expect to see? We will fill you in on this and much more.
To receive this information you must be a current member of AAMA. . . . → Read More: AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members