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Colorado legislators support youth with new K-12 Media Literacy law

July 9th, 2019|

A clearer understanding of media literacy and the practice of digital citizenship awaits public school students in Colorado, thanks to recent legislation. A bill directing the Colorado state Department of Education to create a K-12 med

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We are following 14 new bills this legislative season

February 12th, 2019|

By Erin McNeill New legislative sessions launched in most states in January, and we are off to a big start this year. I’m following 14 bills in 11 states, most of them the product of direct efforts by state-level MLN advocates, some th

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Massachusetts expands media literacy education in personal finance literacy law

January 14th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In the final hours of the session, Massachusetts legislators approved a second bill that promotes media literacy education, and Gov. Charlie Baker has signed the bill into law. The new law in intended to ensure students in Massachusett

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Announcing new advocacy tool: Scope and Sequence

October 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

One of our primary objectives at MLN is to provide tools for advocates to educate policymakers at all levels about Media Literacy – what it is, and the solutions it offers. This sample scope and sequence is intended to be used as such

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California Media Literacy education bills go to governor’s desk

September 12th, 2018|

By Lisa Levine, MLN California state chapter co-chair We’re happy to report that progress is being made here in California. Our model bill – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s SB-945 –  has passed the Assembly and the Senate and has arrived

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California may enact the first bot bill: a useful step, but it doesn’t replace Media Literacy education

September 12th, 2018|

By Lisa Levine and Brooklyn Levine Sapozhnikov, California MLN state chapter co-chairs The Bot disclosure bill – the first of its kind in the US – is now at the California governor’s desk. Beginning July 1, 2019 this bill would prohibi

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Report: For Learners Across Rhode Island, Media Literacy is Essential

August 29th, 2018|

Nuala Cabral, Youth Media Educator; Frank Romanelli, Coordinator, Concurrent Enrollment Writing Program, Harrington School of Communication and Media, URI; Dr. Renee Hobbs, Founder and Director, Media Education Lab; Michael Trofi, RI

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New Jersey funds Civic Information Consortium with $5 million

August 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

By Julia Bell New Jersey legislators have approved $5 million in funding that will create a Civic Information Consortium, a nonprofit to “meet the information needs” of New Jerseyans. The fund is intended to reinvigorate New Jersey’s l

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Mass lawmakers send civic education mandate with emphasis on Media Literacy to the governor

August 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After years of effort by Media Literacy Now, legislators have sent a bill to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker that affirms Media Literacy is essential “to prepare students morally and intellectually for the duties of citizenship.” Civi

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