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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.
Editor Devan Rosen, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, spoke about his book with two of the contributing authors at noon March 23 via Zoom.

IC hosts book launch discussing the impact of social media

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2022
FLEFF hosted a launch for “The Social Media Debate" a book that aims to show the debates surrounding the impacts of social media on society. 
Project Look Sharp was founded in 1996 by Cyndy Scheibe, Dana professor in the Department of Psychology and executive director of Project Look Sharp, and Chris Sperry ’79, director of Curriculum and Staff Development at Project Look Sharp.

Ithaca College’s Project Look Sharp receives grant

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer March 9, 2022
Project Look Sharp received a two-year $270,000 grant in September 2021 from the Booth-Ferris Foundation.
Editorial: New media literacy minor timely addition to college

Editorial: New media literacy minor timely addition to college

April 10, 2019
Ultimately, this minor is a much-needed addition to the college, and the college should ensure that the program is fully utilized and supported in the coming semesters.
Sara Haefeli, associate professor of music theory, history and composition and editor in chief of the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, recently published her first issue on academic information literacy.

Q&A: Professor publishes journal addressing fake news

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor February 13, 2019
Opinion Editor Meredith Burke spoke with Haefeli about the topic of the journal’s most recent issue, why she took on the editor in chief position and her plans for the journal moving forward.
‘In My Own Words’: The literacy we needed to learn

‘In My Own Words’: The literacy we needed to learn

November 7, 2018

You can now listen to “In My Own Words” on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Podcasts! All month, we’ll be bringing you a little something different here at “In My Own Words”:...

Professor Cyndy Scheibe visited Longview residents Aug. 31 to talk about media coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

Q&A: Ithaca College professor discusses election coverage

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor October 2, 2016
Ithaca College psychology professor Cyndy Scheibe visited Longview residents Aug. 31 to discuss media literacy and coverage of the 2016 election.

Editorial: People should responsibly engage with news media

September 30, 2015
Engaging with the media is a two-way street with an unspoken dialogue.
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.
From left, sophomores Andrea Zalin and Lily Caruso take a photo using Snapchat while hanging out in IC Square.

Photo-sharing app with time limit feature entertains student body

By Allie Healy, Accent Editor December 5, 2012
Ithaca College students use Snapchat to share photos with their friends.
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