February 23rd, 2012

Free Public Workshops in Brooklyn, LAMPlatoon Super Bowl 2012 Edition: February News from The LAMP!

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February News from The LAMP!
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Free workshops from The LAMP with the Brooklyn Public Library are happening right now! Traveling throughout the borough of Brooklyn, click here to find when veteran journalist Paul Brownfield is coming to a BPL branch near you for a hands-on workshop about how and why news is made. Keep an eye out for our free family workshops coming to branches of the Queens Public Library, and LAMPlatoon workshops with the New York Public Library!Follow us on Twitteradd us in Google+ and like us on Facebook to keep up with these programs and more for the coming year.

Highlight: D.C. Vito is M-Passioned
LAMP Executive Director D.C. Vito

The LAMP’s Executive Director D.C. Vito was proudly featured as the February 2012 M-Passioned member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).Read on to learn why D.C. cares so much about media literacy education, watch his stand-out LAMPlatoon videos and how media literacy has changed since he co-founded The LAMP in 2007 with Education Director with Katherine Fry.

Spotlight: Paul Brownfield, Journalist and LAMP Facilitator
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Paul Brownfield

Paul Brownfield is a current freelance writer for the New York Times, a former staff writer and television critic for the Los Angeles Times, and also the lead facilitator for The LAMP’s Making the News workshops with the Brooklyn Public Library (click here for the full schedule and branch locations). Read our full interview with Paul to hear his thoughts about early attitudes towards the web in newsrooms, how the interactive nature of the web impacts journalism, and why media literacy is important for students and working journalists alike.

To help us continue our services as New York City’s only nonprofit organization giving free hands-on media literacy workshops to parents, youth and educators, please consider a small tax-deductible donation. Your donation goes to work immediately supporting workshop equipment, supplies, and administrative and facilitator fees. 

 

Watch videos from LAMPlatoon’s Super Bowl 2012 Edition!
Friends and facilitators of The LAMP gathered on Super Bowl Sunday to watch the year’s greatest spectacle in sports–the commercials. Between slices of pizza and cheers for the Giants, we broke a few of our favorite (and least favorite) ads from this year’s crop of multi-million dollar messages. Check them out onour YouTube channel and tell us what you think!

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Click here to watch LAMPlatoon’s break of Kia’s “Dream Car” commercial

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