Global Media Education
The Salzburg Global Seminar and ICMPA launched the 3rd annual Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in 2009. Fifty-eight students from five continents and and a dozen faculty and deans from 14 universities came together in July and August in Salzburg, Austria, to start a world-wide revolution in media education.
Visit the Salzburg Global Seminar's Academy page for the latest details on the next academy.
Highlights of 2008
The three-week Academy brought together top undergraduate and graduate students from around the world and a global faculty to study and live at the Seminar’s home, the world-renowned Schloss Leopoldskron, celebrated as an historic center of scholarship—as well as the movie “home” of the Von Trapp family in “The Sound of Music.”
The Global Media Literacy curriculum focused on five key elements of media literacy: identifying, monitoring, understanding, defending, promoting and motivating media. The students created a dynamic online-based curriculum with full lesson plans, a reserach project that analyzed global media coverage of the 2008 Olympics, and three videos dealing with media literacy, freedom of expression, and the Beijing Olympics.
Apply for 2010 Academy
Student Applicants (Deadline March 30, 2010):
» About the Academy
Applications for students
» UMD students
» non-UMD students attending a US university (pdf)
» students attending non-US universities (pdf)
Institutions and Foundations:
For more information on supporting the Salzburg Academy, please contact: Paul Mihailidis
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