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THE ITHACAN

Asli Sezgin, a visiting postdoctoral researcher, was drawn to Ithaca College specifically for Project Look Sharp, a non-profit organization for media literacy.

Project Look Sharp globalizes media literacy despite earthquake

By Ryan Johnson, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
Asli Sezgin, a visiting postdoctoral researcher at IC, was waiting to board a plane in Turkey to travel to New York and begin work with Project Look Sharp when a massive earthquake hit.
Editorial: Media literacy is essential to all students education

Editorial: Media literacy is essential to all students’ education

By The Ithacan March 24, 2022
Now more than ever, access to critical thinking and the ability to question the media across all subjects and grades is essential.
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, and Executive Director Cyndy Scheibe host a discussion on the topic of media literacy, following a screening of 1984.

Project Look Sharp hosts screening of ‘1984’ film

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer April 5, 2017
To examine the parallels of current events and fiction, cinemas across the country held screenings of the movie adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984.”

College Briefs Dec. 8

December 7, 2016

Office of Public Safety to hold grand opening for Satellite Office The Office of Public Safety Satellite Office will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Public Safety will be providing...

Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, teaches a class at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca on Nov. 26 about decoding media messages.

Project Look Sharp director to promote media decoding

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer December 3, 2014
Staff Writer Maura Aleardi spoke with Chris Sperry ’79, director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, about modern education.
Cyndy Scheibe, psychology professor and executive director of Project Look Sharp, presents on student engagement in media at the first Iran Media Literacy Conference on Oct. 22 in Tehran, Iran.

Professors attend conference in Iran despite safety concerns

By Erin Conway, Contributing Writer October 29, 2014
Two Ithaca College professors overcame an extensive visa process and safety concerns in order to present on media literacy in Iran.

Looking sharp in Bhutan

By Candace King, Staff Writer February 2, 2012
It has been more than a decade since the Kingdom of Bhutan introduced a media organization. Christopher Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development at Ithaca College’s Project Look Sharp, touched down in the snowy region of the Himalayas last week to help the Buddhist kingdom further develop its media literacy. For the next week,…
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