On the 1st of November, Media Literacy Ireland held its annual conference at the Irish Film Institute. Participants included Prof. Brian O’Neill, chair of MLI; Deirdre Veldon, Board Member of the Irish Times; Joe Hoban, Head of Communications in RTE, Ronan Costello, from Twitter; Teresa Hanratty, from Learning Waves; and many others.
The topic this year was Media Literacy, Information and Journalism: Empowering Citizens – Enabling Journalists, and I had the opportunity to participate in a panel about media education practices with other MLI members. For 5 minutes, I presented the experience that I had running the Media Literacy Week with TY students in Bridge21, Trinity College Dublin, and then we discussed with the audience some ideas around the implementation of media literacy practices in Irish schools.
It was a great opportunity to show a little bit about my work, and to meet so many interesting people that are working hard to promote media literacy education across the country.