Action Coalition For Media Education - Youth Media enACME Teach-In 2008: Co-President Rob Williams-Digital Media <p>How can we harness the power of digital media to champion a community or social cause important to us? We explored this question in our workshop, looking at a "Turn On The Tap" digital story created by elementary school media makers.</p> Teach-In 2008ACME Video BlogMedia EducationMedia ReformYouth MediaFri, 06 Jun 2008 19:50:36 +0000ACME222 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgLetter From Minny: Blogging the 2008 National Conference on Media Reform <p>I am fired up.</p> <p>I am sitting in the Best Western hotel room here in Minneapolis (I like this town, and affectionately refer to it as "Minny") with my old friend - ACME co-founder and co-president Bob McCannon. </p> <p>We are preparing for ACME's first-ever TEACH-IN at the National Conference on Media Reform.</p> <p>ACME has attended all four of Free Press' National Media Reform conferences, beginning with the one in Madison back in 2003, running workshops and an exhibit booth advocating the importance of media education for media reform. </p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/04062008/letter_minny_blogging_2008_national_conference_media_reform/index.html">read more</a></p> SummitIndependent MediaMedia EducationMedia JusticeMedia ReformNew MediaYouth MediaWed, 04 Jun 2008 13:23:53 +0000Rob Williams221 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgBashing the Violent Media--OK? <p>On Apr 29, 2008, at 10:20 AM, David Kleeman wrote:<br /> DK: Am I then to conclude you believe that every act of aggression or violence is directly caused by violent media exposure?  </p> <p>--Not any more than I think a girl with an eating disorder has been affected by the culture, or that a kid who smokes has been affected by movies or a child that is overweight has been affected by advertising. I think that due to the exposure, each act becomes more likely, even if just a tiny bit more likely.</p> <p><a href="/bob_mccannon/29042008/bashing_violent_media_ok/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaTue, 29 Apr 2008 18:57:26 +0000Bob McCannon211 at"Learn about Big Media and Media Consolidation" <p>From <a href="">kiten2cat12345</a> on YouTube:</p> <p>"This is a simple, easy to understand, overview of the situation of media in America and where to go to find information and alternative sources.<br /> I don't specifically mention the big media corporations, but if you are interested they are General Electric, Walt Disney Company, Viacom/CBS, Time Warner, and News Corporation.</p> <p>Important Places You Should Go:<br /> <a href="" title=""></a><br /> <a href="" title=""></a><br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p><a href="/learn_about_big_media_and_media_consolidation/index.html">read more</a></p> Video BlogAdvertising and BrandingIndependent MediaMedia ReformYouth MediaSat, 26 Apr 2008 13:39:33 +0000ACME207 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgMEDIA in Jordan: Part 1 of our Documentary <p>From ACME Co-President <a href="">Rob Williams on YouTube</a>:</p> <p>"What happens when you bring together 10 young Jordanians and 10 young Vermonters for eight months of cross-cultural conversation, media education, leadership training, digital storytelling production, and reciprocal three-week home stays in both countries? The answer: so much. Take a look..."</p> Video BlogAdvertising and BrandingMedia JusticeNews MediaYouth MediaSun, 06 Jan 2008 15:20:46 +0000ACME194 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgHow is mainstream media helping with media education: An example from Waco, Texas <p>In the last couple of years, mainstream media has figured out that its future lies in part with figuring out how to engage youth with civic affairs and . . . the news (however the news evolves). Here's a column from the Waco, Texas, daily -- which is owned by Cox Communications of Atlanta, about what they're doing.<br /> -- bill densmore</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a><br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p> HEADLINE: Ken Sury: From print to small screen<br /> PUBLISHED: Sunday, September 30, 2007</p> <p><a href="/bill_densmore/30092007/how_mainstream_media_helping_media_education_example_waco_texas/index.html">read more</a></p> EducationNews MediaYouth MediaSun, 30 Sep 2007 13:16:02 +0000Bill Densmore174 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgYouth media and literacy key topics at "Journalism That Matters" confab Aug. 7-8 <p>Youth media and literacy were key topics at <a href="" target="_blank">Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions," </a> a gathering of more than 150 journalists, bloggers, educators and activists Aug. 7-8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. <a href="" target="_blank">The Media Giraffe Project</a> at UMass convened the two-day gathering as part of a year-long effort to establish "The Next Newsroom," -- a prototype news organization in a U.S. community that will be created from scratch. </p> <p><a href="/bill_densmore/11092007/youth_media_and_literacy_key_topics_journalism_matters_confab_aug_7_8/index.html">read more</a></p> EducationMedia ReformNews MediaYouth MediaWed, 12 Sep 2007 01:30:08 +0000Bill Densmore161 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgTV and "Teenage" Problems? <p>OK, here's the deal. I haven't owned or watched television in twenty years.</p> <p>I watched 1-2 hours a day as a kid. PBS stuff, and Star Trek (the original) when my Mom wasn't looking. I think I am OK. </p> <p>But it is a different world now. </p> <p>What worries me more than "teenage problems" - see article below - is the vast amount of hype, spin, distortion and hyperbole that accompany so-called "serious" TV programming.</p> <p>Like the "news."</p> <p>And yes, the quotes are there for a reason.</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/06092007/tv_and_teenage_problems/index.html">read more</a></p> StudiesYouth MediaThu, 06 Sep 2007 17:45:36 +0000Rob Williams155 at"All That I Can Be" Study Guide <p><a href="/files/all_that_i_can_be.pdf">"All That I Can Be"<br /> Study Guide</a> (PDF)</p> <p>A Co-Production of:<br /> <a href="">Educational Video Center</a><br /> <a href="/index.html">Action Coalition for Media Education</a></p> <p>Excerpt from the Introduction:</p> <p><a href="/all_i_can_be_study_guide/index.html">read more</a></p> ACME Partner ResourceIndependent MediaMedia EducationMedia JusticeYouth MediaThu, 26 Jul 2007 20:10:57 +0000ACME104 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgMedia Nation <p>Two college students in a media studies class throw it down in an independent project... </p> Video BlogVideoYouth MediaThu, 26 Jul 2007 03:39:54 +0000ACME96 at