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The Page Turner

Media Literacy

Jan Gallagher
Steven Goodman
Andrew Lynn
Meghan McDermott
Lori Ragsdale

Jan Gallagher

Jan Gallagher, Ph.D., is a consultant specializing in clear, effective communication strategies for nonprofits. For the Robert Bowne Foundation, she manages and edits not only The Page Turner but also the journal Afterschool Matters and the Occasional Paper Series. She has 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, and educator.

Steven Goodman

Steven Goodman is founder and executive director of the Educational Video Center, a not-for-profit media arts center dedicated to helping youth develop skills in documentary production and critical literacy while nurturing their idealism, intellectual development, and commitment to social activism. He is also author of Teaching Youth Media, published by Teachers College Press.

Andrew Lynn

Andrew Lynn, an artist and educator in Brooklyn, NY, is the education coordinator at Manhattan Neighborhood Network Youth Channel. He began working with youth and media at The Ark in Troy, NY and has taught video production, digital imaging, and media literacy in a variety of out-of-school settings. Andrew has co-directed documentaries including Still We Ride and Independent Media in a Time of War. He received an MFA in Electronic Arts from iEAR Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002.

Meghan McDermott

Meghan McDermott, executive director of Global Action Project (G.A.P.), has collaborated with G.A.P. for close to a decade. She has written a case study of G.A.P.ís Documentary Project for Refugee Youth. Formerly a researcher with the EDC Center for Children and Technology in New York City, Meghan is a founding member of the Urban Visionaries Youth Film Festival and has collaborated with many youth media organizations in different capacities over the years. She earned her masterís degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a contributing editor for the Brooklyn Rail, a non-profit arts newspaper serving diverse communities.

Lori Ragsdale

Lori Z. Ragsdale is a childrenís librarian at the Carrollton Public Library in Carrollton, Texas. She holds a master's degree in youth librarianship from the University of North Texas. Before turning to librarianship, she taught elementary school for 15 years.


The Page Turner, published electronically by The Robert Bowne Foundation, focuses on literacy development in afterschool programs. Contents copyright © 2006 by the Robert Bowne Foundation.

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