A Regional Center for Media Literacy Education and a partnership between Gonzaga University and the University of Washington
The Department of Communication and Leadership Studies and The School of Professional Studies at Gonzaga University are the home for the Center for Excellence in Media Literacy. The Center carries on the work of the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media.
The Center provides a research home for Graduate Students in the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies, undergraduate students in the Departments of Communication Arts and Education, and students interested in Media Literacy.
Additionally, the Center is part of a larger consortium at The University of Washington called the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy. Their goal is to improve the training, research, and service opportunities for both adults and teens across Washington State who are interested in media literacy education and have particular interest in addressing teen health issues from a media literacy perspective. There are regional Centers in Kitsap County, Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. Part of the funding for this Center comes from the Teen Health and the Media Program at the University.
The goals of the Center for Excellence inMedia Literacy at Gonzaga University include:
- Improve research and training in the area of media literacy.
- Explore positive solutions to the problem of media violence in the lives of our children.
- Organize and educate our community about media literacy and media responsibility.
- Plan and develop an effective resolution to the issues of media violence.
How can the Center at Gonzaga help you?
Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media (NW-ARM) has a variety of resource materials of interest to parents, schools and other community members who are concerned about the influence of television and other media on our children. Our publications are for those who are seeking to become media-wise and are available to all the organization's members. The NW-ARM also has a speaker's bureau to help groups that want to hold a program on media literacy.
For more information go to: http://www.nwresponsiblemedia.org/
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