Looking for some short but stimulating media literacy reading this summer? Then be sure to check out the Journal for Media Literacy Education (JMLE) for a review of a recent landmark study by the Pew Research Center and the Berkman Center called Teens, Social Media and Privacy. (You get exactly one guess as to the focus of the study.) The review, written by Emily Long, The LAMP’s own Director of Communications and Development, cracks open some of the report’s most surprising revelations–such as teens moving away from Facebook–and looks at what it all means for media literacy educators. Read the article as a stand-alone PDF, or browse all the goodies from the most recent volume of JMLE.
Incidentally, this weekend is the bi-annual conference held by the National Association for Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE), the organization which is also behind JMLE. LAMP Executive Director and NAMLE board member D.C. Vito will be tweeting from the conference in Torrance, CA–you can keep up with all the action by following The LAMP on Twitter (@thelampnyc) or by following him directly (@dcvito). Or, if you’re game for a last-minute getaway, take advantage of reduced conference fees and click here for registration!