• Athletes and Protest

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/09/economist-explains-13 In late summer, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a pro football player, refused to stand during the playing of the American national anthem that began each game. His refusal to stand was in protest of police treatment of people of colour. His actions created a fascinating site of struggle as fans, …

  • Agency and Privacy

    Agency is knowledge in action. The AML has worked with two sets of students to produce an ongoing series of EULAs in Plain Language. First, we identified the most-used media apps or services. Then, we asked volunteer law students (Pro-Bono Students of Canada) to identify EULA passages that put users at risk and translate these passages …

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  • A Tale of Two Audiences

    Many people are concerned about the ramifications of a Donald Trump presidency. What was once considered a laughable long shot by a TV celebrity has become serious politics. Talk show hosts have stopped joking as the candidate has himself committed serial gaffes that outstrip writers’ imaginations. Yet the campaign juggernauts …

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  • The Right to be Forgiven

    A frequent feature of 21st-century political campaigns has involved researching candidates’ online activities in hopes of finding damaging data that might be used against them.

  • From Memphis to Missouri: Voices and Echoes

    Blog post by Laurie Townshend with extension activities by Michelle Solomon The U.S. Civil Rights Movement reached a peak in the 1960’s with widespread reactions to systemic racism boiling over into protests that were both violent and non-violent. At the heart of these protests that marked an entire era in …

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Read the Streets: 4th Annual Barry’s Wander

Join us in Toronto this Saturday for our 4th Annual Barry’s Wander! Together we will “Read the Street”. This year, we have a special focus, reading the streets of Toronto through an Aboriginal lens. We have paired up with First Story Toronto to bring you a truly unique experience. Where: The steps …

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Agency and Privacy

Agency is knowledge in action. The AML has worked with two sets of students to produce an ongoing series of EULAs in Plain Language. First, we identified the most-used media apps or services. Then, we asked volunteer law students (Pro-Bono Students of Canada) to identify EULA passages that put users at risk and translate these passages …

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A Tale of Two Audiences

Many people are concerned about the ramifications of a Donald Trump presidency. What was once considered a laughable long shot by a TV celebrity has become serious politics. Talk show hosts have stopped joking as the candidate has himself committed serial gaffes that outstrip writers’ imaginations. Yet the campaign juggernauts …

Hack the Classroom: Radicalizing your media teaching

Radicalize Your Media Teaching!

CANCELLED We regret that we have had to cancel this conference. Thank you for your continued interest, and keep the media literacy fires burning! Join us on April 9, to Hack the Classroom and radicalize your media teaching. Push your envelope! Expand your boundaries. Test your awareness of radical media …

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Formation & Media Literacy

Using Beyoncé’s Formation video and Superbowl performance to support critical thinking and media literacy Neil Andersen and Michelle Solomon Beyoncé dropped Formation, …