About the Site

OUR VISION

We envision Teaching Media as a site where critical media scholars can share pedagogical resources and talk about undergraduate teaching, in all its frustrations and joys. Teaching Media is a collaborative space built on the collective efforts and pooled knowledge of media educators. We’re counting on your generosity and participation, on your willingness to share your teaching ideas, insights, problems, and resources. While many of the resources gathered on this site may be available on-line elsewhere, we hope that what will make this site useful to media scholars is the contextualization and discussion of teaching resources and ideas this site facilitates.

RESOURCES

We collect four different categories of resources:

  1. Readings for Undergraduates
  2. Media Examples for the Classroom
  3. Assignments
  4. Syllabi

Thanks to Erin Copple Smith and Anne Helen Petersen, we have a very active FACEBOOK group where folks regularly discuss teaching ideas and issues.

We also publish the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier and Teaching Media Quarterly.

USING THE SITE

This is a WordPress site. In order to post your teaching resources, you’ll need to learn a little bit about using WordPress. Here are some basic instructions and guidelines to help get you started.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS OF TEACHING MEDIA

Teaching Media was developed by two critical media scholars who knew virtually nothing about web design when they embarked on this project. We’re still learning and welcome feedback and suggestions. We are currently in the process of developing an Advisory Board to help us promote the site and enhance participation. Please contact us if you’re interested.

  • Tony Nadler is an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Ursinus College. He can be contacted off-site at amnadler@gmail.com.
  • Julie Wilson is an Assistant Professor at Allegheny College in the Department of Communication Arts where she teaches courses in critical media studies. She can be contacted off-site at  jwilson@allegheny.edu.

TEACHING MEDIA QUARTERLY (TMQ) EDITORIAL BOARD

Teaching Media Quarterly is an online journal produced by our Editorial Board that is composed of graduate students in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  Current editorial board members include:

  • Heidi Zimmerman is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her focus is in Critical Media Studies. She can be contacted at zimme313@umn.edu.
  • Liora Elias, Ph.D., is an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her focus is in Critical Media Studies. She can be contacted at elia0039@umn.edu.
  • Elena D. Hristova is a Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her focus is in Critical Media Studies. She can be contacted at hrist004@umn.edu.
  • Joy Hamilton is a Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her focus is in Critical Media Studies and Environmental Communication. She can be contacted at hamil520@umn.edu.