PhD, Founder and Media Literacy Specialist
Organization: Insighters Educational Consulting
In more than twenty years as a media literacy educator, visionary, and strategist, Dr. Faith Rogow has trained thousands of teachers, students, child care professionals, and parents to understand and harness the power of media. After a stint as the Director of Education and Outreach at WSKG Public Broadcasting, Rogow founded Insighters Educational Consulting to “help people learn from media and one another.” She was the founding President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, a founding editorial board member of The Journal of Media Literacy Education, and a founding advisor of Project Look Sharp, an innovative media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that focuses on integrating media literacy into existing K-16 curriculum. Her groundbreaking article “The ABCs of Media Literacy” (Telemedium, Spring 2002) has been widely circulated and she has earned a reputation as one of the few people in the United States advocating for and creating media literacy education that is developmentally appropriate for early childhood. Some of that work is summarized in “Inquiring Minds: Media Literacy Education for Young Children” (Library Media Connection, January/February 2011). As a consultant, Dr. Rogow designed web materials and outreach workshops for the Peabody Award-winning early childhood education series A Place of Our Own / Los Niños En Su Casa, for which she served as the sole national master trainer. She has developed curriculum materials and professional development workshops for many PBS children’s series, including Sid the Science Kid, The Puzzle Place, Sesame Street, and Teletubbies. She is also co-author of NAMLE’s seminal document, “Core Principles of Media Literacy Education in the U.S.” and The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin Press, 2012).