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Mayor’s proclamation flips the switch for Digital Charlotte

Digital Charlotte

A new website developed by the Knight School of Communication is the Charlotte focus of a national campaign to address digital and media literacy.

The Knight School launched Digital Charlotte as a local keystone of EveryoneOn, a national campaign that connects people with digital literacy training.

A proclamation issued by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx declared March 21 as the city's First Annual Digital Media Literacy Day, and said the Knight School is "devoted to raising the digital media literacy rate of the City, and is partnering with community leaders and municipal agencies to unleash the power of technology to improve the lives of Charlotte residents."

DigitalCharlotte.org serves as a virtual gathering place for community organizations, such as the schools, the libraries, city government, local industry, and local community service providers. As a resource guide, an educational space, and an arena for community-based activities, the website frames the greater Charlotte area as a connected learning laboratory with the stated goal of improving city-wide digital and media literacy.

"Digital literacy skills are instrumental for creating educational and economic opportunities for this generation and the next"

–Eric Freedman, Dean of the Knight School

"To truly thrive in a networked environment, people need the ability to access, analyze and engage in critical thinking about the messages they receive and send. They also need to know how to contribute to their local information ecosystem," continues Dr. Freedman.

The site connects individuals to area-wide digital literacy workshops, helps them locate resources, and provides skill building tools, activities, and calls to action.

Designed by Queens students, faculty and staff in partnership with local civic agencies, Digital Charlotte is one of the first virtual gathering spaces in the United States to tailor digital media literacy programs for a specific community.

Digital Charlotte

A new website developed by the Knight School of Communication is the Charlotte focus of a national campaign to address digital and media literacy.

Proclamation

A proclamation issued by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx declared March 21 as the city's First Annual Digital Media Literacy Day.

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