Resources 2012

Cover of

Cover of National Directory for Catechesis

Websites and Resources

Media Literacy Education Certificate Program

Pauline Center for Media Studies 2012

“It’s easy to miss something you are not looking for.”

“Media tell us one thing but are saying something else”

“Analyze, don’t memorize”

“Analysis and critical thinking”


National Directory for Catechesis, 2005, USCCB

Electronic Communications Policy, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Media Landscape, Ian Jukes, et al., 2010


Film Clips


Media Literacy Resources

JClub – a place for kids (media literacy resources for parents and catechists)

Understand Media Nick Pernisco

Center for Media Literacy Elizabeth Thoman  and Tessa Jolls; Media & Values magazine

Pauline Center for Media Studies Sr Rose &

Media Literacy Clearinghouse  Frank. W. Baker

Media Literacy ListServ

Send an email with “subscribe” in the subject line; put your name in the body of the text



Journal for Media Literacy Education: Making Critical Connections

Journal of Media Literacy

Communication Research Trends

Centre for the Study of Communication & Culture’ Santa Clara University (SJ)

Media Literacy Organizations

National Alliance for Media Literacy Education

Action Coalition for Media Education

Media Awareness Network (Canada)


Church and Communications




Video Licensing

Christian Video Licensing International (Access to Screenvue streaming film clips come with the license)

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation


Music and Media Literacy

Cornerstone Media Anna Scally

Insights and Answers on Media Bias


Online Television


Catechist Specialization in Media Literacy Programs

The Pauline Center for Media Studies offers an intensive one-week program each summer, as well as a ten-month program each year (meeting one day a month)  for catechists, youth ministers, clergy, religious, and pastoral ministers. Students can earn an advanced certificate in media literacy that is, at the time of publication, recognized by some California dioceses as a catechist specialization.

The University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community of Faith Formation , in partnership with the Pauline Center for Media Studies, offers an online Certificate in Media Literacy program based on the content and methodology used in Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith and Media (Pauline Books & Media, 2010) and Media Mindfulness: Educating Teens about Faith and Media (St. Mary’s Press, 2007).

Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities in Media Literacy in the United States

The following educational institutions in the United States offer media literacy education programs that range from undergraduate courses, to certificate programs, graduate courses and a masters degree.  Visit the school’s website or search online for links to programs.

  • Appalachian State University, Boone NC (masters; certificate)
  • Ithica College, Ithica, NY (summer institute/staff development)
  • Loyola University, Baltimore, MD (courses in teacher education)
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA (courses in communications department
  • Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut (inter-disciplinary graduate course; annual conference)
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (certificate program)
  • St. Peter’s College, Jersey City (undergrad courses in the Department of Communications)
  • Teachers’ College Columbia University (annual conference/course)
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (summer institute; courses)
  • Webster University, St. Louis, MO (courses; masters in communication specialization)
  • Western Oregon University (undergraduate course and graduate courses)

For more programs visit the Independent Film Channel’s website:

Professional development opportunities in media literacy in Canada is offered by the Media Awareness Network online in both English and French.

International programs can usually be found by doing an online search for media literacy education +  name of the country.


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