19 & 20 Nov 2017
MediaMe: Crinkling News kids-only media literacy conference
What is MediaMe?
Children aged 10 to 15 from around Australia will attend and drive the conference, which will take place between November 19 and 20 at BlueChilli and Bangarra Dance Theatre.
They will come up with an action plan to develop and improve media literacy among children and teenagers in Australia.
Sunday, November 19
In working groups guided by journalists, social media experts and academics, the conference delegates will tackle different aspects of news and media literacy with the goal of developing guidelines in each of these areas. Some of the children will cover the conference as junior reporters.
Monday, November 20
A public debate involving children at the conference will be held.
The results of Australia’s first children’s news and media literacy survey coordinated by Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology will be announced.
Who will be there?
Media Literacy Leaders
Grace, 10, NSW
Sebastian, 15, WA
Matisse, 11, QLD
Audrey, 10, VIC
Ishan, 10, ACT
Diya, 15, NSW
Speakers & Experts
Host, Behind the News, ABC
Dr Tanya Notley
Senior researcher, Institute for Culture and Society, WSU
A/Prof Michael Dezuanni
Associate director, Digital Media Research Centre, QUT
Australia bureau chief, New York Times
Nine News, 2017 Kennedy Awards Journalist of the Year
Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy
Head of Heritage, Exhibitions and Engagement, Museum of Australian Democracy
Blair Joscelyne ("Moog")
Co-creator of the Mighty Car Mods YouTube Channel
Prof Peter Fray
Professor of journalism practice and co-director of the Centre for Media Transition, UTS
Lots of announcements to come, including more media literacy leaders, speakers and experts, so stay tuned!