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Media Literacy

Modern Day Censorship

book cover: The new censorship: inside the global battle for media freedom

The times have changed. The world has changed.  Information resources have changed.  With the explosion in information resources there has been, as we know, an explosion in censorship of that information creating an information crisis. 

Movies, apps and games, oh my!

Common Sense Media

With so much media and technology out there, choosing appropriate content can feel overwhelming. Common Sense Media is a fantastic tool for children, parents and caregivers. This site offers information, advice and tools to help you make smart media choices.

What's a Twitter?

Book CoverHave you ever wondered what the term "social media" actually means? Want to learn more about social media, or find out how to use it? We're offering a new program that you may be interested in.

Gimme Gimme: A Very Merry Christmas

MediaSmarts, a fantastic Canadian website for all things on Media Literacy, has a great Parent Tip Sheet for parents on how to survive the "Gimme" Season. Parents (and even kids) can feel overwhelmed by all the Christmas consumerism. Help yourself AND your kids by following some simple advice and have yourself a Very Merry Safe Christmas.

Bloody Justice

Book CoverThe most sensational murder trial in Canada happened in London and it focused on a biker gang called The Bandidos. Anita Arvast spent a year in our city following the trial and on Thursday November 8th, she is returning to tell her story.

Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

Book Cover for BlurThis book reminds me a bit of the panel discussion we had during the Indie Media Fair on the rise of citizen journalism. 

The Rise of the Citizen Journalist!

This year the Indie Fair is going to host a panel discussion on the rise of citizen journalism.  As technology becomes more accessible and more advanced, people are able to