Action Coalition For Media Education - Activism enHollywood's new "media literacy" curriculum <p>There is a new media literacy curriculum. It is at:<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>This curriculum, produced by Hollywood's premier representative, the MPAA, is a joke. It is what John Stauber calls astroturf public relations. It is media literacy very, very lite.</p> <p><a href="/bob_mccannon/06052009/hollywoods_new_media_literacy_curriculum/index.html">read more</a></p>, 06 May 2009 16:11:21 +0000Bob McCannon263 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgKEYNOTE: Josh Golin on "Corporate Marketing to Kids" at ACMEVermont Summit <p>Retired ACME board member and father-to-be Josh Golin of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood throws down a fine keynote at the sold-out ACMEVermont conference this fall.</p> <p>Don't miss it.</p> <p><a href="">Watch Josh's keynote here.</a></p>, 10 Nov 2008 21:00:26 +0000Rob Williams249 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgTHE DARK SIDE: Life Without Television <p>ROB'S NOTE: Thanks to Frank Baker for passing on this fascinating article.</p> <p>I was asked last week by a local reporter here in Vermont's Mad River Valley how I was coping with the digital set top box conversion, the subject of much consternation and angst in my community these past few weeks.</p> <p>I answered as truthfully as I could - "I have no opinion since I have not owned or watched television since 1985."</p> <p>Now I am trying to decide if I am "crunchy granola," "a religious right ultraconservative," or just a plain cave-dweller.</p> <p>Enjoy, and happy Friday,</p> <p>Rob</p> <p>----- snip ------</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/05092008/dark_side_life_without_television/index.html">read more</a></p> StudiesIndependent MediaTelevisionFri, 05 Sep 2008 14:48:34 +0000Rob Williams239 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgDenver Convention 2008: Show Time and Media Hype (Boorstin's IMAGE lives...) <p>Rob's note: I've been sifting through a tremendous number of convention articles - this one seemed useful. Folks familiar with Daniel Boorstin's classic THE IMAGE would do well to re-read it right about now.</p> <p>Convention stage is a show in itself<br /> By David Bauder, Associated Press Wed Aug 27, (Via Yahoo News)</p> <p>The stage of the Democratic National Convention is a mix of modern stagecraft and political consciousness.</p> <p>Three plasma screens tower 103 feet above the stage. A video projection wall backs speakers with a sea of blue. The podium retracts when it's not being used.</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/27082008/denver_convention_2008_show_time_and_media_hype_boorstins_image_lives/index.html">read more</a></p> 2.0Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:09:37 +0000Rob Williams237 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgACME: Media Education for Media Reform/Democracy <p>Hear ACME Co-President Dr. Rob Williams speak on media education for media reform at Senator Bernie Sanders' town meeting at St. Michael's College.</p> Video BlogActivismMedia EducationMedia ReformSun, 01 Jun 2008 22:32:40 +0000ACME217 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"Fake News"? Enough Already - Go, CMD, go! <p>Rob sez: Kudos to ACME partners John Stauber, Sheldon Rampton and Diane Farsetta at the Center for Media and Democracy for their cutting-edge work on this issue.</p> <p>One might argue that most of what passes for "news" on television is "fake" - a small sliver of our daily reality extruded through a variety of epistemological, economic, and political filters like so much shredded wheat.</p> <p>But the widespread use of VNRS (video news releases) smacks of propaganda of the highest order. Thanks to CMD, this debate, on the heels of FCC fines, seems like a step in the right direction.</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/03102007/fake_news_enough_already_go_cmd_go/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaTelevisionWed, 03 Oct 2007 12:36:25 +0000Rob Williams180 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgAfter 9/11: The Shock Doctrine and the Rise of Disaster Capitalism <p>ACME advisory board member and independent Canadian journalist/author Naomi "No Logo" Klein, whom I first heard speak on "No Logo" at the NMMLP-sponsored Taos Talking Picture Festival almost a decade ago, is back with a brand-new book called "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism."</p> <p>I've read all four excerpts online - the book will no doubt pack a tremendous wallop - seeking to expose the new post-9/11 "military/industrial/terror" complex that is re-making corporate globalization using radical free market "shock doctrine" techniques.</p> <p><a href="/rob_williams/12092007/after_9_11_shock_doctrine_and_rise_disaster_capitalism/index.html">read more</a></p> MediaJournalismWed, 12 Sep 2007 19:01:57 +0000Rob Williams163 at http://www.acmecoalition.orgHow To Be A Media Activist <p><a href="/files/how_to_be_a_media_activist.doc">How To Be A Media Activist!<br /> 10 Actions You Can Take</a> (Word Document)<br /> </br><br /> <strong>QUESTION!</strong> – All media you consume. (See ACME’s “Questioning Media” web resources.)</p> <p><strong>TEACH!</strong>– Model critical media awareness for family and friends.</p> <p><strong>WRITE!</strong>- Letters to the editor of your newspaper, letters to radio or television outlets, expressing your opinions about what they are doing well and what they are doing poorly.</p> <p><a href="/how_be_media_activist/index.html">read more</a></p> ACME Partner ResourceThu, 26 Jul 2007 19:52:25 +0000ACME102 at