In honor of September being National Literacy Month, NCTV is proud to announce that we are hosting our own Media Literacy Month! This will be an opportunity for community members to come to the station for informative workshops, interactive discussions, documentary screenings, and open walk-in hours!
TUESDAY 9/1/15: MEDIA LITERACY BASICS DISCUSSION
An interactive discussion which will encourage attendees to think critically about the overwhelming media presence that has become a staple in our everyday lives as well as learn how to both consume and create responsible media. For more info, or to sign up online, click here!
TUESDAY 9/8/15: BASICS OF MOBILE DEVICES WORKSHOP
Come on in and learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to it's fullest potential! This workshop will be question and answer based so come with ideas of what you'd like to learn! We'll show you a few tricks along the way as well. For more info, or to sign up online, click here!
TUESDAY 9/15/15: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
Get on board with social media trends and demystify Facebook, Twitter, and more in a snap! Come ready with questions and see how to utilize these impressive online tools to keep up with family and friends! For more info, or to sign up online, click here!
TUESDAY 9/22/15: CLICKING TRICKERY
Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe online. We will talk about different types of e-mail scams, what websites to trust, how to make the most of an internet search, and online shopping do's and do not's. We will also send you home with some great resources to check out to learn more about internet safety! For more info, or to sign up online, click here!
TUESDAY 9/29/15: COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE DISCUSSION
Copyright is tricky business and it can be hard to tell when it is okay to use someone else's work without their permission and when it isn't. Join Jordan in an informational meeting and discussion about the topic so we can all leave with a better understanding of the rules in place around copyright. We encourage you to come prepared with questions! For more info, or to sign up online, click here!
THURSDAY 9/10/15: "CONSUMING KIDS"
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuro-science to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. For more information about the Media Education Foundation or a preview of the video, click here.
THURSDAY 9/24/15: "MEAN WORLD SYNDROME"
The Mean World Syndrome, based on the groundbreaking work of the late media scholar George Gerbner, offers a timely and clear-eyed take on the origins of some of our most irrational and unrelenting fears. Taking dead aim at a commercial media system that thrives on violence, stereotypes, and the cultivation of anxiety, the film argues that the more television people watch, the more likely they are to be insecure and afraid of others -- and shows how these media-induced fears and anxieties provide fertile ground for intolerance, extremism, and a paranoid style of politics that threatens basic democratic values. WARNING: MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC OR VIOLENT IMAGES NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES! For more information about the Media Education Foundation or a preview of the video, click here.
OPEN WALK-IN HOURS
An opportunity for members of the community to drop in and ask any and all technology and media-related questions. NCTV is here to help and we welcome and encourage you to stop by! The open walk-in times are:
-TUESDAY 9/1/15 FROM 1 PM - 3 PM
-FRIDAY 9/4/15 FROM 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
-WEDNESDAY 9/9/15 FROM 2 PM - 4 PM
-MONDAY 9/14/15 FROM 11 AM - 1 PM
-THURSDAY 9/17/15 FROM 6 PM - 8 PM
-WEDNESDAY 9/23/15 FROM 12 PM - 2 PM
-WEDNESDAY 9/30/15 FROM 3 PM - 5 PM
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