DM3C Live 2011: digital and media literacy and civic engagement

Starting today, the Knight School of Communication will host its inaugural gathering of the best minds in digital and media literacy on the Queens University of Charlotte campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. Invited experts will explore the relationship between digital and media literacy and civic engagement. In addition, we will discuss the opportunities and strategies to increase digital and media literacy in the Charlotte community – a core aim of the Knight School.

DM3C Live is a national gathering of the best minds in digital and media literacy and civic engagement. This “think-tank” event produces statements of intent that will help communities and civic leaders explore and invest in digital and media literacy to inspire the communities they serve.The James L. Knight School of Communication is a grantee of John S. & James L. Knight Foundation.

The event’s discussion leaders are:

Dan Gillmor
Dan Gillmor is the founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He is the author of Mediactive and We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People. Find Dan Gillmor online at http://www.dangillmor.com

Vanessa Domine
Vanessa Domine is an associate professor at Montclair State University and sits on the Board of Advisors for the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) for which she recently served as Program Chair at the 2011 Conference. She is the author of Rethinking Technology in Schools. Dr. Domine’s web projects include http://www.kidsplay.org

John A. McArthur 
John A. McArthur is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte and serves on the national Board of Advisors for Social Media Club Education Connection. His research involves communication, technology and instructional design. Find Dr. McArthur online at http://jamcarthur.com

The event will be using the hashtag #DM3Cclt on Twitter, and many of the invited experts will be tweeting and blogging about the concepts discussed at the event. In addition, the Knight School will disseminate the results from the forum in several media forms. I’m looking forward to the conversation.

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