July 5, 2023
College of Media Report: IMEDIA Hosts Show & Tell Workshop on Teaching Media Literacy
The Initiative for Media Education Inquiry and Action (IMEDIA), a project of faculty and students in the College of Media and the College of Education, hosted a workshop for high school teachers in Summer 2023 to share experiences and challenges teaching media literacy, to gain some new resources and information to share in the classroom, and to network with fellow Illinois educators interested in media literacy. The keynote speaker addressed implications of ChatGPT for teaching.
March 9, 2023
IMEDIA team announces new interdisciplinary courses at the University of Illinois for Fall 2023
IMEDIA team member and journalism professor Stephanie Craft, will teach Topics in Media Literacy Education to help prepare undergraduate and graduate students explore the opportunities and challenges involved in teaching media literacy. See the course listing here.
August 5, 2022
Helping Students Be Wise Consumers of Media
Twenty-one Illinois public school educators learned how to incorporate media literacy into their curricula this summer through an IMEDIA media literacy workshop on campus, hosted by faculty from the College of Media and College of Education. Read the full article here.
October 9, 2022
Illinois News Broadcasters Association names Michael Spikes as Illinoisan of the Year 2022
IMEDIA team member Michael Spikes was named Illinoisan of the Year 2022 by Illinois News Broadcasters Association for his work with the Illinois Media Literacy Coalition. Learn more about the Illinois Media Literacy Coalition here.
March 28, 2022
In Case You Missed It: Media Literacy 101
IMEDIA team member Michael Spikes featured in NPR piece. Read more here.
February 3, 2022
College of Education and College of Media team up to help Illinois high schoolers understand the media they consume
As the first state in the nation to mandate that media literacy be taught in public high schools, members of the College of Education & College of Media team up to help Illinois high schoolers understand the media they consume. See the full article from the College of Media here.