National Media Literacy Week 2017 Events

October 31, 2017

Media Literacy Week Logo


The Journalism Department and its students are actively involved as a partner in National Media Literacy Week 2017, Nov. 6-10.

Both undergraduates and Mass Communication graduate students will engage in several activities, under Journalism Prof. Bobbie Eisenstock’s leadership. Next week’s activities, aimed at teaching and learning about all forms of media literacy, include:

  • Service-learning students in JOUR 372, Diversity and the Media are hosting campus and social media events to promote inclusiveness, engage underrepresented voices and connect diverse communities.
  • Graduate students in the MCOM 600, Seminar in Research Methods are facilitating a Pop-Up Newsroom and conducting a social media content analysis. Media Literacy Week participants in the United States and Canada, as well as colleagues around the globe, will be posting on the Pop-Up Newsroom.

Pop-Up Newsroom guidelines are at:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the activities and help spread media awareness on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using two hashtags: #MediaLitWk and #BeMediaLit  

A summary of events:

Screen & Tweet, "The Illusionists": Nov. 7

Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room

While you watch, tweet about the meaning of the message using #MediaLitWk and #BeMediaLit.

Refreshments and Giveaway!


Newspaper Salons: Nov. 6-8

Discuss and debate current issues in Oviatt Library Learning Commons and post about it on social media using #MediaLitWk and BeMediaLit:

Monday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, Noon – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Facebook Challenge: Nov. 6-10

Every day during National Media Literacy Week, the Center for Media Literacy will post a media image about diversity to their Facebook page to test your media literacy skills. Analyze the message on Facebook and talk about it on social media using #MediaLitWk and #BeMediaLit.

CML Facebook Challenge


For more information: