Engaging Youth: Media Making as Media Literacy

Tuesday, 11/2/2021
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs directly engages young people in media-making and storytelling through journalism curriculum and mentorship. The ALA Film and Media Round Table is proud to host Elis Estrada(senior director for the Student Reporting Labs), and Will Tolliver Jr. (Early Learning Expert and Social Justice Advocate), as they discuss youth-centered education that promotes media literacy through media creation.

This educational webinar is geared towards all librarians interested in developing media-making programming in their libraries. Participants will learn about facilitating hands-on media literacy programming as well as tools and educational resources to aid curriculum development.

Moderated by: Athina Livanos-Propst(PBS Education)
Panelists : Elis Estrada (PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs) and Will Tolliver Jr. (PBS Education)

Registrants will have opportunities to ask the panelists questions during the live recording. The webinar will be recorded and made available for FMRT members online following the events.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to facilitate hands-on media literacy programming.
  • Learn about tools and resources to support curriculum development.

Who Should Attend

All librarians and support staff interested in developing media literacy programming for libraries and classrooms.




How to Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.


Danielle M. Ponton
FMRT Staff Liaison