Journalism leads Media Literacy Week

October 21, 2019

The CSUN Journalism Department will celebrate the fifth annual National Media Literacy Week with a student-moderated discussion, a film screening and refreshments at two special on-campus events, tomorrow and Thursday, Oct. 24. 

The department is collaborating with NewseumED in Washington D.C., the Oviatt Library and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication for this annual celebration. 

Each year, the weeklong commemoration calls attention to media literacy education, highlighting its essential role in education and the skills necessary to manage the barrage of news and information in the media today.

Under Journalism Prof. Bobbie Eisenstock’s leadership, JOUR 365 News Literacy students and their civic engagement collaboration with NewseumED in Washington, D.C., will moderate and engage in several activities with two on-campus events: 

News Salon

Oct. 22, 2019 – 12 to 3:30 p.m.

Oviatt Library, Main Floor – Learning Commons

JOUR 365 News Literacy students, as part of their Service Learning and Civic Engagement Project in collaboration with NewseumED in Washington D.C., will moderate a discussion about politics, culture and the arts.

Students are encouraged to continue the conversation online with the hashtag, #MediaLitWk. 

Screen & Tweet: "The Great American Lie"

Oct. 24, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 12:45 p..m

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

“In her new documentary, ‘The Great American Lie,’ Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and First Partner of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes social and economic immobility viewed through the lens of our gendered values,” according to promotional material, posted on the Oviatt Library’s website.

During the screening, students will live tweet about the documentary. 

Refreshments will be served.

– By Angela Vega