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‘Girl Model’ Re-connects Media Literacy to its Beating Heart

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There’s a danger when you spend a long, long time in the media literacy game…

Giveaway: Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack of BULLY

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Young people need to understand the way that media texts position them—even with, or perhaps especially with, those texts whose content they are sympathetic to…

Strap Yourself In: A New Year in Media Has Begun

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We measure our lives out by annual media events, kind of like Prufrock and his coffee spoons.

Digital and Media Literacies at the NCTE Annual Convention

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A handy list of all the NCTE session that are specifically sponsored by the Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative…

Guest Post by Miguel Rodriguez… How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Monster: Overcoming the Stigma of the Horror Genre

Gustave Doré illustrates Dante’s vision of Satan

It is important to remember that the stories I’ve mentioned were never really called “horror stories” because horror as a genre is essentially a ploy to make certain properties more marketable to a segment of the population.

Moonrise Kingdom’s Lesson: Tweens are the New Teens… and the New Adults

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Stories about tweens simply aren’t like those about teens or adults or “children”…

Guest Post by Anna Smith… New York Comic Con and the Literacies of Fandom

Wall-to-wall fandom at NYCC 2012. (Photo by Anna Smith)

Even when a young child is curled up alone silently flipping pages, she is interpreting the text in ways influenced by the communities around her…