News 2016-11-29T16:59:51+00:00

State legislation is advancing across the country

March 23rd, 2017|

Quick update! There has been a lot of action already this year. I want to let you know where the initiative stands, with more information coming soon. In most cases you can get more details on individual chapter pages or on the legisla

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National School Board Administration conference

March 22nd, 2017|

I'll be at the NSBA Conference in Denver this weekend, facilitating a panel on media literacy at 3:45 pm on Sunday. I will also be appearing on the radio show Issues in Education on Saturday at 3:45 pm Mountain time. Issues in Educatio

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We are now in New Mexico, with legislation introduced

February 15th, 2017|Tags: |

We welcomed Pamela Pereyra to MLN as the leader of our New Mexico state chapter just a few weeks ago, and soon after she announced that Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas would introduce legislation calling for statewide discussions on media l

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Hearing on Washington state follow-up bill with funding request

February 13th, 2017|

The Feb. 13 hearing before the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on SB 5449 starts at 53 minutes. This link will take you to the correct location.

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Legislative introductions this year arriving at a quick pace

February 13th, 2017|

By Erin McNeill I’m thrilled to announce that our new model bill has been introduced in several states since the beginning of the year, when many state legislative sessions began. Meanwhile, several other states are moving forward with

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Thanks for your support of our work

January 19th, 2017|Tags: |

We're pleased to announce our end-of-the-year fundraising campaign was a success. Through our crowdfunding campaign and direct donations on the website, we raised nearly $3,000, much of it from new donors. This fundraising campaign wi

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New video is a tool for advocates to help promote media literacy and digital citizenship as a solution for educators in a social media wilderness buffeted by fake news

December 22nd, 2016|

You're the first to know!  I'm delighted to announce that our new advocacy tool, a 3-minute explainer video, has just been released. We're hoping you'll be able to use it to enhance the civil discourse of your family holiday gatherings

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We’re putting media literacy on the public policy agenda in Maine

December 19th, 2016|

Please welcome Alan Berry to the Media Literacy Now circle of state leaders. Alan has been interested in media literacy education since his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer (2006-08) in Mali, West Africa, where he experienced the powerf

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Boston public TV covers fake news and MLN’s legislative action

December 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Boston show on WGBH went to Andover, Mass., high school to film Mary Robb's Media Literacy and Democracy class as the students investigate fake news. Then host and reporter discussed MLN's legislative action to get media li

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We’re putting media literacy on the public policy agenda in Arizona

November 30th, 2016|

Please welcome Mark Bordine to the Media Literacy Now circle of state leaders. Mark Bordine is a photographer, digital filmmaker and educator. His photographs have been published in calendars and magazines and his travel documentaries

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Media Literacy Now launches next phase of media literacy campaign with model bill and new national coalition partners

November 16th, 2016|

By Erin McNeill, founder and president I’m excited to announce that Media Literacy Now is taking a major step forward to ensure all students will have an opportunity to acquire the media literacy skills they need to be good digital cit

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