2019 Research Symposium — Media Literacy: What Now?

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Las Vegas Westgate & Casino

Our discipline, whether we see ourselves in Broadcasting, Multicasting, Communication, Media (including Social Media), Film, Production, Virtual/Augmented Reality, or something else, continues to be challenged as

  1. media industries are transformed and replaced,
  2. media texts morph through multiple distribution technologies,
  3. audiences are reconceptualized and reconfigured,
  4. production tools are now available to anyone who can afford a phone, and,
  5. our public and private spaces are assaulted with divisive political and personal discourse.

The overarching question of the research symposium is “What does it mean to be media literate today?”

9:00 – 9:30 am: Early Bird Coffee

9:45 – 10:45 am:  Research Symposium – Session I
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, NAMLE; Media Literacy in the U.S.:  Where are We Now?
Belinha De Abreu, Sacred Heart University/UNESCO–(GAPMIL); Global Media Literacy:  Where are We Now?
William G. Christ, Trinity University; Professional Education and Media Literacy: Oil and Water?

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Research Symposium – Session II
James Potter, University of California-Santa Barbara; Designing Media Literacy Interventions
Jennifer Fleming, California State University, Long Beach; Focusing on Facts: Media Literacy, News Literacy and Verification Education
Aaron Delwiche & Mary Margaret Herring, Trinity University; Bots and Sockpuppets: Media Literacy and the New Propaganda

12:15 – 1:30 pm:  Research Symposium – Scholar-to-Scholar Session – Session III

United States:
George L. Daniels, University of Alabama; A Model of Media Literacy Across a Lifespan:  Wisdom of Three Pedagogical Pilots in Progress
Robert Spicer, Millersville University; A Typology of Political Deceptions: Media Literacy’s Past, Present and Future Challenge
Matias Godinez, San Francisco State University; Teaching Media Literacy in College Via California State University
Kristy Roschke, Arizona State University: The MOOC for Media Literacy:  Examining Media Literacy Practices in a Massive Open Online Course
Katie Russell, Ryan Charland & Ashleigh Carter, Syracuse University; Body Positivity and Its Role in Advertising

International:
Marthinus Conradie, University of the Free State; Due Process vs. Access: A Discourse Analysis of Critical Literacy and Media Coverage of Racism in Post-1994 South Africa
Rasha Allam & Salma El Ghetany, American University in Cairo; News Media Literacy in the Digital Age:  A Measure of Need and Usefulness of a University Curriculum in Egypt
Jairo Becerra, Paula Perez, Universidad Católica de Colombia & Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas-Arlington; The Colombian Freedom of Information Act: Media, Information, and Law Literacy

Respondents:
Ralph Beliveau, University of Oklahoma
Jayne Cubbage, Bowie State University
Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University
Katherine G. Fry, Brooklyn College CUNY
David Tucker, Toledo University

1:45 – 2:45 pm:  Research Symposium – Session IV
Federico Subervi, Latino Media Scholar & Consultant; Diversity and Media Literacy
Kathleen Tyner, University of Texas-Austin; Media Literacy in the Age of Big Data
Jennifer J. Henderson, Trinity University; Participatory Culture and Media Literacy

2:45 – 3:15 pm:  Coffee & Collaboration

3:15-4:15:  Research Symposium – Session V
Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian & Ramin Chaboki Darzabi, Texas A&M University; Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Media Literacy
Jeff Share, University of California-Los Angeles; Environmental Justice and Media Literacy
Paul Mihailidis, Emerson College; Advocacy, Citizenship, and Media Literacy

4:30 – 5:30 pm:  Research Symposium – Session VI
Plenary:  Now What?  How can Media Literacy Make a Difference Today? (Meeting with Individual Scholars)