NAMLE Announces Elizabeth Thoman Service Award
In 2003, NAMLE (then AMLA) Board created the Meritorious Service Award "to be given to individuals or projects that have significantly contributed to the growth and quality of the field of media literacy." This award is intended to honor those who have given many years of service to the media literacy community; helping to build infrastructure, remaining mostly behind-the-scenes and often unacknowledged. This year, NAMLE is changing the name of the award in honor of Elizabeth Thoman, founding board member of NAMLE. Liz also founded the Center for Media Literacy and was a leading voice in the American media literacy movement during her life. Liz passed away in December 2016. Read more about Liz's legacy here.