Deadline for applications: January 4, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Theme: “Engaging Citizens, Building Community”
The rapid development of new media technologies and cultures in today’s society is reshaping what it means to be an engaged citizen. From printed political pamphlets to television broadcasts of presidential debates, media have always played a part in politics. In today’s networked society, the public’s participation in political processes and their use of media are increasingly interconnected. Yet, public perceptions of both politics and the press are at an all time low and in this most recent election cycle, discerning fact from fiction from outright lies is a 24/7 challenge. More than ever before, media literacy is a ‘core competency for engaged citizenship in participatory democracy.’
The conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from June 26-June 28, 2017, at Roosevelt University. It will officially kick-off with pre-conference events on Monday, June 26, and full sessions will commence starting on Tuesday, June 27 through Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
More information: https://namle.net/call-for-proposals-2017/