Symposium on the Historical Roots of Media Literacy

20 Sep 2013

Communication Studies/ Film/Media/ Harrington School-Wide/ Informal Learning Opportunities/ Library & Information Studies/ Research

Friday, September 20, 2013
URI, FEINSTEIN CAMPUS, DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE, RI – This event is free and open to the public.

Historical Roots of Media Literacy Symposium – On September 20, 2013, leaders from four decades of media literacy will convene in Providence, RI to discuss the field’s historical frameworks and to engage the next generation of researchers and practitioners in exploring how the past informs the present and future of the field. Media professionals, scholars, educators, librarians, youth media advocates and citizens are invited to participate in this free symposium.

This symposium proudly honors the acquisition by the URI Libraries of the Elizabeth Thoman Archives. Elizabeth Thoman, CHM, established the Center for Media Literacy in Los Angeles and published Media&Values magazine from 1977 – 1993.