Action Coalition For Media Education - New Media enVlogging from Minny: the 2008 National Conference on Media Reform <p>I've got one word for you.</p> <p>Wow.</p> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><p> It is so good to be amongst old friends and colleagues here at the 4th National Conference on Media Reform.</p> <p>Where to start?</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/07062008/vlogging_minny_2008_national_conference_media_reform/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaJournalismMedia EducationMedia JusticeMedia ReformNew MediaSat, 07 Jun 2008 18:11:05 +0000Rob Williams229 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.orgOur 21st Century Media Culture: Eight Shifts <p><center><a href="/files/ACME_shifts.pdf"><img src="/files/ACME_shifts_small.png"></a><br /> <a href="/files/ACME_shifts.pdf"><strong>Download the PDF</strong></a><br /> </center></p> ACME Teaching ResourceMedia EducationNew MediaWed, 04 Jun 2008 02:08:49 +0000ACME220 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgACME Summit 2008 <p><center><br /> <h2>ACME Summit 2008</h2> <p></br></p> <h3>Teach ordinary citizens how to beat big media and create a more democratic 21st century media culture.<br /> </br><br /> <img src="/files/ACMESummitGraphic08.jpg"><br /> </br><br /> June 5th, 2008<br /> Minneapolis, MN<br /> </br><br /> <strong><a href="/summit_registration_2008/index.html">Summit Registration</a></strong></center><br /> </br></p> <p><a href="/acme_summit_2008/index.html">read more</a></p> SummitActivismAdvertising and BrandingCultural StudiesIndependent MediaMedia EducationMedia JusticeMedia ReformNew MediaNews MediaParentsResearchTelevisionWorkshopWed, 27 Feb 2008 03:58:41 +0000ACME198 at“It’s Our Web” <p><a href=""><img src="/files/itsourweb.jpg"</a></p> <p>From <a href="">Free Speech TV</a>:</p> <p><a href="/it_s_our_web/index.html">read more</a></p> Video BlogActivismAdvertising and BrandingMedia EducationMedia ReformNew MediaWeb 2.0Tue, 04 Dec 2007 21:53:24 +0000ACME191 at'New news vs Old news' is an old story <p>The crux of Tom Regan's thesis (article below) is: "The reality in today's world of online journalism is that both old and new views count, and traditional journalists ignore this at their own peril."</p> <p>He defines "new" news views as youth interests such as stories about the iPhone and "old" views as NY Times stories about the Iraq war. I see it as more than youth vs aged.</p> <p><a href="/bob_mccannon/01102007/new_news_vs_old_news_old_story/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaJournalismMedia EducationMedia JusticeMedia ReformNew MediaNews MediaMon, 01 Oct 2007 15:45:24 +0000Bob McCannon178 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgHow Biased Should News Be? <p>Here's a question. Should the news try to be objective? There is no doubt that Olbermann is a brilliant, articulate, analytic genius whose passion tends to agree with mine, and I love him. But, should we evolve toward a news environment that is totally composed of competing one-sided shows (like Olbermann and O'Reilly)? That seems to be the direction we are heading.</p> EducationMedia JusticeMedia ReformNew MediaNews MediaMon, 24 Sep 2007 22:07:22 +0000Bob McCannon172 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgWeb 2.0 Foundational Terms <p><center><a href=""><img src="/files/800px_Web_2.0_Map.svg_.jpg"></a></center></p> <p>The following list of <a href="">Web 2.0</a> terms was compiled by Champlain College professors, Elaine Young and Rob Williams.</p> <p><a href="/web_2_0_foundational_terms/index.html">read more</a></p> EducationNew MediaSocial MediaWeb 2.0Fri, 21 Sep 2007 15:20:47 +0000ACME170 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgWhat is the impact of virtual worlds on civic engagement? MIT researchers will study <p>Brad Seawell of the MIT Communications Forum writes to note that a free public forum on Thurs., Sept. 20 launches a new center studying the relationship between emerging media and civic engagement. A key area of inquiry is how virtual worlds such as SecondLife affect civic engagement in the real world.<br /> READ MORE: <a href="" title=""></a></p> MediaSat, 15 Sep 2007 17:55:42 +0000Bill Densmore166 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgVIDEO GAMES: Generational Divide? What of trade offs? <p>Happy post-Labor Day, friends.</p> <p>Here's a provocative editorial focused on online gaming. As always, the question of "trade offs" intrigues me - if one spends hours a day in online worlds, what is one missing in the real world? </p> <p>And does this matter?</p> <p>Certainly, all of us who live, work and play in Cyberspace maintain relationships, of sorts, there. And some online games demand problem-solving skills, exhibit nuanced narratives, and so forth.</p> <p>Here's the editorial:</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/04092007/video_games_generational_divide_what_trade_offs/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaTue, 04 Sep 2007 13:31:20 +0000Rob Williams152 at