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Public Media Corps Publishes Toolkit of Community Engagement Models

Katie Donnelly The Public Media Corps, a public media and community engagement program, has published a working toolkit based on last year’s pilot program serving some of the most diverse...

Where will Public Media 2.0 go in 2011?

Katie Donnelly  Last year at the Center for Social Media, we researched trends in community engagement in journalism and public media projects. We created a spectrum of engagement for journalism...

Dan Gillmor’s Mediactive Provides a Clear Overview for New Media Participants

Katie Donnelly  Dan Gillmor, Director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurshipat Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism, recently released Mediactive, a primer...

World TV Revamps Site to Entice a Younger Audience

Katie Donnelly  How can public media spur multi-platform engagement through a national TV channel? That's the challenge that was posed to the team developing WorldCompass.org, the companion website...

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab Program Ready to Expand

Katie Donnelly    Having recently completed a successful pilot year, the CPB-funded PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Lab program is looking to expand into additional schools in some of the...

FTC’s Admongo Promotes Surface-Level Advertising Literacy

Katie Donnelly  As digital and media literacy education efforts continue to expand throughout the country, even governmental agencies are getting in on the action. Last year, the Federal Trade...

Holocaust Museum Repackages Multimedia Propaganda Exhibit for Media Literacy Educators

Katie Donnelly  The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) recently wrapped up an initiative designed to helpteachers use its "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" exhibit to...

Common Sense Media Employs Comprehensive Evaluation Strategy for Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Katie Donnelly  Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization known for its comprehensive reviews of kid-focused media, has moved into the world of digital and media literacy education with the...

Well-Founded Fear: A Case Study

Well-Founded Fear: A Case Study By Barbara Abrash The Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended, and all of a sudden, it wasn't just information and money and images that were zooming around the...

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