jml Editor


Marieli Rowe

Marieli Rowe has been the Executive Director of The National Telemedia Council since 1978. She helped expand the organization's newsletter into The Journal of Media Literacy and has been the editor since its inception. Her passion for media literacy began with her children, running children's film festivals, serving on boards for public radio, television and cable access, and continues today into the next generation, asking questions about the evolving ecology of childhood and the need for a 21st century transformational literacy.

jml Editorial board members


Karen Ambrosh

Karen Ambrosh is president of the National Telemedia Council. After 23 years of teaching middle and high school English, Media, and Communication courses in Milwaukee Public Schools, she is now the Contemporary Instructional Media and Technology Specialist for Greenfield Public Schools in Wisconsin.

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Neil Andersen

Neil Andersen is president of The Association for Media Literacy (Ontario) and a board member of The Journal of Media Literacy. He has taught primary to post-secondary media studies for over 30 years, including teacher courses for Mount Saint Vincent University, York University and the University of Toronto. He has given keynotes and workshops across the world. He has made movies and videos, authored student textbooks, journal articles, teacher resource books, and more. His awards include the Jessie McCanse Award (National Telemedia Council) and The Magic Lantern Award (The Association for Media and Technology in Education).

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Belinha De Abreu

Belinha De Abreu has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on media literacy education, and is an international media literacy educator and author. Her research interests include new media, visual and information literacy, global perspectives, data privacy, critical thinking, digital citizenship, youth, and teacher training. She serves as vice president for the National Telemedia Council, and is the founder of the International Media Literacy Research Symposium, which has been held in the United States and in Portugal.


Henry Jenkins 

Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Art and Education at the University of Southern California and the founder and former director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He is the author/editor of more than 17 books on various aspects of media and popular culture.


Martin Rayala

Martin Rayala, Ph.D. is a professional development and curriculum specialist in art, media and design education, supporting K-12 design education efforts across the world. He co-founded Design-Lab High School, an XQ Super School award recipient in Newark, Delaware. While he was a Curriculum Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, he worked with Marieli Rowe to develop The Journal of Media Literacy from a small newsletter to the journal it is today. Dr. Rayala taught at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. His numerous honors include NTC’s 2015 Jessie McCanse award.