A call to support literacy
I support John Mennell’s MagazineLiteracy.org whenever I can, and I was pleased to learn that he has started a blog. On his blog, he has discussed the topic, ‘Magazines are dead’, and that digital media are now as much a part of the landscape to aid literacy as any others.
I urge others to support MagazineLiteracy.org. Last year, we promoted it via Lucire whenever we could, along with the Magazine Publishers of America (since we can’t seem to join the New Zealand equivalent, which is full of Australian-parent mags anyway), and connected John with our good friend Stacie Jones Upchurch.
Why magazines? Well, they are more colourful and accessible than the books that we normally associate with literacy projects, and reach a wider audience. Given that’s the case, they have the potential to encourage more people to learn to read.
John is pretty careful with funds and makes sure as much as possible go to the cause, for which he works tirelessly. So, if any folks are out there can help MagazineLiteracy.org get to its next level, please visit the site and get in touch with John. Posted by Jack Yan, 07:41
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