Verizon and iKeepSafe's 'BE a PRO Mobile: Connect with Confidence' Program and Twin Cities Public Television's 'SciGirls' Win Prestigious NAMLE 2013 Media Literate Media Award

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Verizon and iKeepSafe's 'BE a PRO Mobile: Connect with Confidence' Program and Twin Cities Public Television's 'SciGirls' Win Prestigious NAMLE 2013 Media Literate Media Award

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LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and iKeepSafe's "BE a PRO Mobile: Connect with Confidence" Program and Twin Cities Public Television's "SciGirls" were winners of the National Association for Media Literacy Education's (NAMLE) 10th Biennial Media Literate Media Awards (MLM Awards). 

Selected by a committee composed of NAMLE Board Members, educators and media literacy experts, the NAMLE Media Literate Media Awards recognize people, programs, initiatives, or organizations in mainstream media that:

  • Have raised the visibility of media literacy education or media literacy.
  • Have helped citizens better understand media literacy education or media literacy.
  • Have provided significant, outstanding resources that enhance the ability of educators to practice the kind of inquiry-based media literacy education described in NAMLE's Core Principles of Media Literacy Education.

2013 NAMLE Media Literate Media Awards were recently presented to:

  • Verizon Wireless-West Area, iKeepSafe and Verizon Foundation | "BE a PRO Mobile: Connect with Confidence" for developing an innovative program that equips families with the tools to make informed decisions to responsibly navigate digital media; and
  • "SciGirls"- Twin Cities Public Television | "SciGirls" is a PBS Kids television, website and interactive outreach program with a bold goal to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Media Literate Media Awards are designed to interest mainstream media in doing, covering or including media literacy in their work by recognizing outstanding contributions made by mainstream media professionals with national reach.  

The 2013 announcements of the Media Literacy Media Awards took place at NAMLE Media Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 13, at 4:00 p.m. at the NAMLE 2013 conference in Torrance, California.  NAMLE President, Sherri Hope Culver, and 2013 NAMLE Conference Program Chair/1st Vice President, Erin B. Reilly, presided over the ceremony.

Past honorees include Bill Moyers and NOW, Howard Kurtz for his Washington Post columns and CNN show, Nickelodeon's iCarly, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, and NPR's "On the Media" with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield.  Additional past honorees also include Janine Jackson for her work on the "Counterspin" radio show and with FAIR, Van Jones, Esq., Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford, founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society, Chair of the Creative Commons Project, and Barbara and David Mikkelson of snopes.com.

Additional Participant Info:
Verizon Wireless-West Area, iKeepSafe and Verizon Foundation – "BE a PRO Mobile:  Connect with Confidence
Twin Cities Public Television / "SciGirls"

NAMLE Social Media Links:
NAMLE 2013: #NAMLE13 / 2013.NAMLE.net 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MediaLiteracyEd 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@MediaLiteracyEd

SOURCE NAMLE

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