Canada’s First Online Media Literacy Course

Athabasca University, a world leader in distance learning, is announcing the long-awaited availability of a media education course designed specifically for teachers of grades 7 to 12 along with students of media and communication programs.

Titled Understanding Media Literacy: Inside Plato’s Cave, the course will initially be provided as a summer course running between July 5 and . . . → Read More: Canada’s First Online Media Literacy Course

World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

June 14-18; 2010 — World Summit on Media for Children and Youth — “Challenges in Young People’s World of Communication” — Karlstad, Sweden

The Summit will be held in Karlstad, Sweden and will host 2,000 delegates from 100 countries and feature the world’s leading experts on children and media. The event will offer opportunities to network, to . . . → Read More: World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

Twilight of the American Newspaper?

“Final Edition — Twilight of the American Newspaper” — a delightful, entertaining,
personal, and nostalgic stroll through the history of the American Newspaper. A must read!!!
Selected quotes follow:

“A scholar I know, a woman who is ninety-six years old, grew up in a tin shack on the American prairie, near the Canadian border. She learned to read from . . . → Read More: Twilight of the American Newspaper?