MLP Blog

Media Literacy is a Life Skill

by Evone Zander, M.Ed., Housing Continuum Director and Life Skills Academy Director
Over the past few months, Media Literacy Project (MLP) has been helping New Day Youth and Family Services' Life Skills Academy meet the objectives in their emotional intelligence programming by providing youth with opportunities to take a critical look at social issues and bias as they are presented through media.

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Media Accountability on a Global Scale

After two months in New Mexico, IREX Communications Fellow Prossy Kawala shares her thoughts on media accountabilty here, and in her home country of Uganda. Prossy seeks to define "responsible media" in New Mexico, in Uganda, and beyond.

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INTERVIEW WITH THE MEDIA ECOSYSTEM AUTHOR ANTONIO LOPEZ

Antonio Lopez

MLP volunteer Shawna Brown contributes this guest blog on Antonio Lopez, author of The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice. A media scholar and professor in Rome, Lopez discusses his new book, his unconventional teaching methods, and "media mindfulness."

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MLP's Fall Sale is Here!

The upward trend of media consumption amongst tweens and teens does not cease just because school starts. With the primetime television’s fall line-up on the horizon, corporate media knows how to make TV more attractive than homework any day of the week. So why not turn your family TV into a homework assignment, or even turn your classroom into a den?

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Two Evenings with Antonio Lopez: The Media Ecosystem author signs books at Bookworks & Title Wave Books

Pretend, for a moment, that you are a student at a university in Italy. You walk into your first day of class to find your professor telling you to leave every electronic device brought to class, and go “get lost” in Rome for two hours. What would you say?

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The Phone Behind The Wall

Juan Ayala Jr.

Media Literacy Project volunteer and community organizer Juan Ayala shares his experience, and observation of communication injustices in America's jails, prisons, and detention centers. Juan will performing as both a musician and an actor in "From School House to Jail House" in August.

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Queer The Air at Albuquerque Pride

Fierce Pride Coordinator Rebecca Dakota shares her thoughts on the second year of a smoke-free Main Street at Albuquerque Pride in the current edition of Pride and Equality Magazine.

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Hear and Share the Calls from Home: Papa’s Day Special

If you missed the Calls from Home Papa’s Day radio special that aired on Father’s Day, you did not get to hear Jamal Mason and the group of formerly incarcerated fathers that he meets with at Exodus Transitional Community in New York City. However, now the Calls from Home: Papa’s Day Special is available to stream or download for those who missed it, want to hear it again, or send it to a friend.

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Sam is still excited about Media Literacy Project! Are you?

Do you remember MLP’s Catalyst Institute? Well 2004 Catalyst Alum Sam Nkana does and he is still excited about it. If you have a story, like Sam’s, that you’d like to share, let MLP know. Even if it is just a sentence or two about what MLP has meant to you, please send it to us for our 20th Anniversary. Find out how at the bottom of Sam’s blog.

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Make Mama Smile: Mother’s Day E-cards by Strong Families

All mothers matter! Send the mothers in your life a Strong Families e-card today!

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