We are excited to share that Educational Media/ITC graduate student, Jimmeka Anderson, has joined the Student Leadership Council of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Jimmeka is a student in our New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives concentration. Commenting on her role as a national leader in media literacy, Jimmeka shared insights into upcoming projects, including the 2017 Media Literacy Week for which she will serve as regional chair. Here's what she had to say:
I am super excited to join the NAMLE Student Leadership Council! I will be serving as the South Eastern Chair in planning National Media Literacy Week. My goal is to get as many libraries, educational institutions and organizations involved in Media Literacy Week efforts. Currently, I am in my last semester of Graduate School at Appalachian University and will be receiving my MA in Educational Media in December 2017. The knowledge I have acquired in this program has equipped me to serve more fully as a media literacy educator and leader with NAMLE and beyond. Specifically, I am the founder of a regional media literacy organization called I AM not the MEdia, Inc. (www.iamnotthemedia.org). I AM not the MEdia is gearing up for planning our 2nd Biennial Teen Media Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC in Summer 2018! Last year we served 100 students through an engaging overnight weekend of media literacy education and advocacy projects.
“Action is that conversation, action is that dialogue, action is doing something about it. Because once you are exposed to media literacy, you realize that there is something to do.” -Jimmeka
- If you are interested in learning more about National Media Literacy Week or the 2nd Biennial Teen Media Literacy Conference, feel free to reach out to Jimmeka at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Check out the Inaugural Teen Media Literacy Conference rewind/recap video to learn more!
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