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Now in Theaters: An Absolutely Must-See Doc About Digital Literacy

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Filmmaker Cullen Hoback’s work represents a treasure trove of ideas for those who want to connect domestic spying and the death of privacy to civics, media studies, ICT, and political theory—not to mention information literacy and digital literacy specifically.

This Weekend Forget ‘Gatsby,’ and See ‘The World Before Her’ Instead

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…the most riveting film about gender I’ve seen in a looooong time.

Why At First I Didn’t Think I Could Write About ‘Citizen Hearst’

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So why am I so on the fence about recommending this well-produced and often engaging film?

When Curriculum is Media: The Important Lessons of ‘The Revisionaries’

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Students are provided with curriculum in much the same way that religious adherents are provided with scripture, as something whose source and authorship are not be discussed, much less questioned.

After Earth Day, Who “Speaks” for Nature?

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Aren’t most of our public policy debates about the environment informed by factoids/partial data/dramatic images supplied by media coverage rather than the relevant research?

MTV’s Andrew Jenks on Storytelling, Media Literacy, Baseball’s Bobby V, and His New Book

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“Teaching media literacy seems almost as important as teaching any other subject because it is one of the main ways that young people learn and develop–and if you don’t know how to navigate the basics of consuming media and using media, you’re in trouble.”

Book Giveaway: ‘My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker’ by Andrew Jenks

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“I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my generation thinks, how they act, and what they ultimately stand for.” -Andrew Jenks