E-Issue/Winter 2008

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ACME's e-newsletter / Winter 2008
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1. Teaching K-adult media education: skills, knowledge, and activism.

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3. Democratizing our media system by supporting local media reform
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ACME co-presidents Bob McCannon and Dr. Rob Williams spent
three days in southeastern Colorado, where they spoke to more than
200 students and trained 30 public school personnel in ACME-style
media education pedagogies and approaches.
The 6th annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference will be held on
Friday, April 11, 2008 at the University of Connecticut.

Entitled “The New Media Literacies for Today’s Plugged-In Generation”, the conference features two outstanding keynote speakers, Dr. Michael Wesch and Anastasia Goodstein, and twenty timely workshops.

For further information, check the conference
website at http://medialiteracy.education.uconn.edu.

CCFC's campaign to get McDonald's to stop advertising on
children's report cards in Florida was successful.

After 2,000 emails from parents and plenty of bad publicity
for the Golden Arches, McDonald's ended the program:

CCFC is urging the Motion Picture Association of America to develop a
policy for the marketing of PG-13 films since these films - often with violent content - are frequently marketed to preschool children.

CCFC sent a letter to the MPAA signed by 20 leading advocacy
organizations, including ACME.


The new Free Press Action Network!
Visit it here http://www.freepress.net/actionnetwork/

"It's a Community: The Free Press Action Network" is your place to
connect, create, communicate and make change. The Free Press Action
Network is an online resource for activists. It's your resource.
It Connects the Grassroots to the Netroots: The Free Press Action
Network is the place where online and offline advocacy come together.
Netroots activists have proven that strategic activism online can
make a difference in policy debates and in the halls of Congress. And
when we combine online initiative with on-the-ground action in our
communities, we amplify our voice and strengthen our impact.
It's a Training Ground: The Free Press Action Network is a place for
new ideas and advice on how to reform the media in your community.

"This Is Your Brain on Television" is an award-winning media literacy book and curriculum which has been in use in Vermont schools for over six years. Demand for the program has grown beyond AWARE’s ability to deliver, so we are offering "This Is Your Brain on Television: Train the Trainers Workshop."

Educators from all fields will learn how to use the program with their own students.

Participants will receive This Is Your Brain on Television’s Power Point and book, student handouts, and evaluation tools.

The training will be held at Vermont College in Monpelier on Monday, May 5th from 9:00 - 4:00.

Cost for the workshop and materials is $150.

Please contact AWARE at aware@vtlink.net or call (802) 472-6463 for more information.

Thank you!

Amy Hornblas
Youth Services Coordinator
AWARE (Aid to Women, Men and Children in Abuse and Rape Emergencies)
P.O. Box 307
Hardwick, Vermont 05843

Paper Tiger Television: SCREENINGS
California Art Activism and Analysis (AAA) Tour:
Featuring screenings of Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger Television

For more up-to-date visit www.papertiger.org or call 212 420 9045

Now that media justice is growing from an isolated concern to an
increasingly powerful national movement, it is an ideal time to look
back at the pioneering work of a small New York City collective that
began to address the issue 25 years ago. Paper Tiger Television
(PTTV) has used art, video and media criticism to question corporate
media ownership since 1981. Celebrating PTTV’s two and a half decades
of leadership in media art, media activism and media analysis, the
collective has produced a 45-minute documentary to raise awareness of
this significant history and encourage new, creative media.
Screenings of the documentary and related presentations and events
will be the launching point to explore how the intersection of art,
activism and academics can guide and inform the next generation of
innovative media.

Maria Juliana Byck, director and producer of the documentary, will be
at all screenings. Events are free and open to the public unless noted.

Laney College, Oakland CA
Saturday February 15th, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
Oakland Digital Inclusion Summit
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA
A collective step forward for organizations and service providers
working to end the digital divide in Northern California.

San Diego State University
Monday, February 11, 2008, 3:30- 5:30 p.m.
Little Theater
TFM 462 Documentary History and Criticism
California State University San Marcos

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Media Makers Series
ARTS 101
A new documentary on Art, Activism and Analysis smashing the myths of
the information industry for 25 years! An early innovator in video
art and public access television, PTTV developed a unique aesthetic
that experimented with the television medium combining art,
academics, politics, performance and live television. “Presented by
VPA and Mass Media, support by IRA Funds.”

For more information: Kristine Diekman, kdiekman@csusm.edu, (760)

University of California San Diego
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Visiting Lecture Series
Location TBA

Pitzer College, Claremont CA.
Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Cinematheque Series presents the alternative media outlet, Paper
Tiger TV.
Broad Center
1050 N. Mills Avenue
Mills and 10th Street
Claremont, CA
(909) 607-3889

REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles
Monday February 18, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Jack H. Skirball Screening Series curated by Steve Anker and Berenice
Jesse Drew in person
Formed at the height of the Reagan era to "smash the myths of the
information industry," Paper Tiger Television is a collective of
artists and activists whose raucous public-access shows are some of
the quirkiest and most compelling alternative media ever to hit the
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets & Information: 213 237-2800
General Admission $9
Students, Alumni with Affinity Card $7
CalArts Students, Faculty and Staff $5

San Francisco Art Institute
Monday, February 18, 2008. 6:00 p.m.
Presentation by Martha Wallner
Details TBA

Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley CA
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:30P p.m.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Recent Experimental Documentaries
Do you know where your brains are? The latest communiqué from the
pioneering radical media collective Paper Tiger TV mines the
organization’s archive of bold, sassy DIY activism with classic Paper
Tiger shorts: Donna Haraway Reads The National Geographic on Primates
(1987, 29 mins). Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately in Southern
California (1987, 22 mins)
(Total running time: 100 mins, Color, Mini-DV, From Paper Tiger TV)
2575 Bancroft Way between College and Telegraph
Berkeley, CA.
$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students
$9.50 Adults (18-64)
$6.50 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, Non-UC Berkeley students, Senior
citizens (65 & over), Disabled persons, Youth (17 & under)
Presented with support from the Consortium for the Arts at UC Berkeley.

San Francisco University
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4-8:00 p.m.

New Directions in Radical Documentary: Screenings and Panel Discussion

Featuring among others:
Sam Green (Weather Underground)
Madeleine Lim (Queer Women of Color Film Festival)

University of California, Davis
Thursday, February 21, 1:40-3 p.m.
Location TBA

Berkeley Community Media
Saturday, February 23, 2008 Time: TBA
Event and production in collaboration with the Video Feedback Collective
2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA
(510) 848-2288

Paper Tiger Television is supported by NYC Department of Cultural
Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and Manhattan
Neighborhood Network.

Presented in partnership with hosting organizations and Media
Alliance, Bay Area Video Coalition and SF Access
OUR NETWORK: Support ACME's Growing Partnership Network!

Alliance for Community Media at www.alliancecm.org
Champlain College at www.champlain.edu
Chelsea Green Publishing at www.chelseagreen.com
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood at
CCTV at www.cctv.org/index.htm
Center for Digital Democracy at www.democraticmedia.org
Center for Media and Democracy at www.prwatch.org
Center for Social Media at www.centerforsocialmedia.org
Commercial Alert at www.commercialalert.org
Dads and Daughters/Joe Kelly at www.dadsanddaughters.org
Democracy Now at www.democracynow.org
Edupax/Jacques Brodeur at www.edupax.org
Jean Kilbourne at www.jeankilbourne.com
Free Press/Bob McChesney at www.freepress.net
Bob McCannon at www.bobmccannon.org
Media Education Foundation/Sut Jhally at www.mediaed.org
Media Giraffe Project at www.mediagiraffe.org
Media Literacy Clearinghouse/Frank Baker at www.frankwbaker.com/
Media Studies.com/Peter Clayton at www.mediastudies.com
Media That Matters Film Festival at www.mediathatmattersfest.org
MemeFILMS at www.memefilms.org
New Mexico Media Literacy Project at www.nmmlp.org
Obligation, Inc. at www.obligation.org
Packaging Girlhood/Sharon Lamb-Lyn Mikel Brown at
Project Censored at www.projectcensored.org
Prometheus Radio Project at www.prometheusradio.org
Reclaim Your Culture at reclaimyourculture.com
Stay Free magazine at www.stayfree.org
Smoke Free Movies/Stan Glanz at www.smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu
TV-B-Gone at www.tvbgone.com
Vermont Commons at www.vtcommons.org
Waitsfield Elementary School at www.waitsfieldelementary.org
Rob Williams Media at www.robwilliamsmedia.com

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"Questioning Media: 10 Basic Media Education Principles"

"20 Fun and Easy Media Education Classroom Activities."

"Teaching the Language of the Image: 24 Persuasive Techniques"

"Raising Media-Savvy Kids - A Guide for Parents and Caregivers"

"ACME Essential Resources - Annotated Guide"

"History of Media" timeline (with thanks to "Project Look Sharp")

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1. "Project Censored 2007" - FREE tool kit - for using "Project Censored
2007"in the classroom.

Co-sponsored by Sonoma State University's "Project Censored."
Visit www.projectcensored.org for more information.

2. "All That I Can Be" - FREE study guide - to accompany this student-
made documentary!

Co-sponsored by New York City's Educational Video Center (EVC).
Visit www.evc.org for more information.

3. "Food For Thought" - FREE 24 page tool kit - Explore the connections
between Big Media, Big Food, and local and sustainable alternatives.

Co-sponsored by Rural Vermont.
Visit www.ruralvermont.org for more information.

4. "Hijacking Catastrophe" - FREE study guide - for use with the Media
Education Foundation's provocative independently-produced film.

Co-sponsored by the Media Education Foundation.
Visit www.mediaed.org for more information.

5. "Uncovered - The Truth About the Iraq War" - FREE study guide - for
use with Robert Greenwald's film.

Co-sponsored by Robert Greenwald productions.
Visit www.truthuncovered.com for more information.

6. "Wet Dreams and False Images" - Examining representation of women in
popular media. Directed by Jesse Epstein.

Find out more at www.newday.com/films/WetDreams.html.

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