Monday, April 8, 2013

Thank You

A quick note of thanks to all of the presenters, attendees and volunteers that helped to make Lewis University's Critical Media Literacy Conference a great success!
Our keynote speakers were fantastic, as were all of the presenters.
We look forward to hosting this event again.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Schedule is Posted

Please follow the link below to see the tentative schedule for the Critical Media Literacy Conference at Lewis University on Saturday, April 6th 2013.

CML Conference Tentative Schedule

Monday, January 21, 2013

One Final Call

One final extension has been made as we seek out the best paper proposals and participants for this first annual conference on Critical Media Literacy.
The last date to submit a proposal will be on Friday, February 1st, 2013. 
We look forward to reading your proposals.
Additionally, the final conference schedule will be posted and ready to share on February 5th, 2013.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Deadline for Proposals Extended

We have extended the deadline for proposal submissions to Monday, January 21st, 2013.
Proposals might address topics such as (but not limited to) the following:

What are the specific ways that corporate and political elites use mass media to promulgate their ideologies and practices? 
How does mass media perpetuate divisions amongst social groups?
What role has mass media played in a potential elitist "war against youth?"  
How can educators, youth, and concerned citizens provide more genuine representations of global citizens through their own media products? 
How has media literacy fostered K-20 students' critical engagement with mass media?
How can media literacy position K-20 students to become active citizens and advocates for equity and social justice? 
How have various technologies employed by corporate conglomerates in mass media been used to foster critical understanding and solidarity, rather than employing these technologies to promote conformity and corporatism?
How can various critical theories enrich our understanding of mass media in the age of neoliberalistic ideologies?  
What are some ways in which media literacy can be applied to the new demands and concerns of today's digitized culture?

Please see the Important Information tab for more details regarding proposal information.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Just a Reminder

All proposals are due by Tuesday, January 8th.
Please send any correspondance regarding proposals and/or questions to Brad Porfilio at:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Save the Date!

Lewis University is pleased to announce its first annual Critical Media Literacy Conference to be held on April 6th, 2013 at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.
This will be a dynamic event featuring  two outstanding keynote speakers as well as a multitude of talented educators and academics wishing to share their work in the field of Critical Media Literacy.
Check back often for updates and be sure to check the tabs at the top of this page for all of the information that you may need.