Barry Duncan

From Telemedium, The newsletter of the of the National Telemedia Council, Inc.

Vol 36, No 3. Published Spring 1990

Guelph Conference Site for Presentation of Mccanse Award to Barry Duncan

The Association for Media Literacy's Landmark Conference on "The New Lit­eracy," attended by hundreds of par­ticipating teachers and inspiring media literacy experts from Canada, England, Scotland and Australia, provided the per­fect setting. In honoring AML's dynamic president, Marti Tomas expressed the NTC Board's "unanimous decision last December that the Jessie McCanse Award for 1989 be given to Barry Duncan, Ontario educator, writer and founder of the IO-year-old Association for Media Lit­eracy, 

  • for the many roles played in bringing the need for media literacy to greater light;

  • in recognition for long-term in­volvement and pioneering achieve­ments toward media literacy and for the consistency and constancy of com­mitment to those efforts;

  • for being the catalytic agent that causes students, parents and educators alike to be informed and challenged through your writings and service;

  • for teaching us how to demystify the media and to bring our own mystique and magic to it,

Barry Duncan, the National Telemedia Council of America presents to you the 1989 Jessie Mccanse Award for In­dividual Contribution to media literacy." 

In accepting the award, Duncan thanked Marti and the NTC and gave recognition to "all these people over the years who have helped to bring us to the point of this conference and to some action which contributes to the educational system of Ontario.