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Journal of Media Literacy Education

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia


When my colleague Amy Jensen passed the co-editor baton to me this past February, it prompted me to reflect upon the original goals of the JMLE. I witnessed the debut of the first issue at the 2009 National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference in Detroit as both a contributing scholar and also as one of the newest members of the NAMLE Board of Directors. I recall Renee Hobbs’ and Amy Jensen’s bold vision of the JMLE as online, open-source, and open-access and as a mechanism for scholars and practitioners to intelligently converse about MLE research, praxis and resources. Central to this discursive community were and remain NAMLE’s Core Principles of Media Literacy Education crafted just two years prior to the birth of the JMLE. [read more]

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