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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

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

California Senate calls for R-rating for movies with smoking

July 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

MLN takes no position on this legislation. MLN believes that people who are empowered with media literacy skills will better understand media systems and will have the tools to advocate for changes to those systems that they want to se

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Massachusetts may become the first to require media literacy within civics instruction

June 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

A bill that elevates media literacy within new civics requirements passed by both House and Senate and is now embedded within the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework In Massachusetts, both chambers have passed legislation t

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Media Literacy a New Priority in Revised Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks in Massachusetts

April 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Tamara Sobel, J.D., C.S.E.  Massachusetts Director of Legislation, Policy & Community Organizing at Media Literacy Now The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released a draft of its newly rev

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In a first, classroom screen safety bill goes to Maryland governor

April 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

I want to bring your attention to the work of Cindy Eckard, a Maryland parent who has successfully spearheaded state legislation that mandates the development of medically-sound health and safety best practices for the use of digital d

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