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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Jesuit Communication Project web site.
    Media Education is concerned with "helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques" (Ontario Media Literacy Resources Guide, 1989). To be media literate is to watch carefully and to think critically about any media text.
    The Jesuit Communication Project (JCP) is working in response to this call by providing a variety of resources and services for teachers, parents, church groups, school boards, students, and other interested groups. The goal is to encourage, promote, and develop Media Education across Canada.
    The JCP provides workshops and talks on many media topics. Such presentations have been given across Canada, in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the USA at in-services, summer schools, conferences, and conventions. The Project has helped in organizing major North American conferences on Media Education. The project also provides a consultancy service for media professionals, schools, churches, and other social agencies throughout the world.
    The JCP has a research library of over 4,000 books and periodicals on the media. Files of materials on Media Education programs from around the world and numerous clippings on a variety of media topics are also available for researchers.
   I hope that this web site provides you with an overview of the many resources available throughout Canada and elsewhere related to this exciting field of study.

John J. Pungente, SJ

The Jesuit Communication Project
1804-77 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4T 1M5
Phone: 416-920-3286
Fax: 416-920-8254


2014: The McLuhan Institute Medium and Light Award for 2014 to JCP and John Pungente

2012: Find God in the Dark II - Second Place Catholic Press Association Awards in soft cover category.

2007: Scanning the Movies: Journals of Knud Rasmussen wins a Silver Plaque in the category of Educational - Adult Audience - at the 2007 Hugo Television Awards presented by Cinema/Chicago & the Chicago International Film Festival.

2006: Scanning the Movies: Water 2 part special wins the Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest Houston 2006  (The  Houston International Film Festival)

2006: Scanning the Movies: Water 2 part special wins third place at the 2006 US International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles.

2005:  Finding God in the Dark wins First Place Catholic Press Association Award in soft cover category.

2004: Scanning Television (2nd Edition) wins Bronze Medal at the New York International Festivals of Film and Video

2003: Finding God in the Dark wins First Place Catholic Press Association Award in soft cover category.

2003: Scanning the Movies: Matrix Reloaded wins Silver Chris (best in category) at 51st Annual Columbus International Film and Video Festival and is chosen to be shown at the Festival.

2003: Scanning the Movies: Matrix Reloaded wins Gold at Intercom, Chicago International Film Festival

2003: Scanning the Movies wins Special Jury Award at Houston World Fest

2003: Scanning Television (2nd Edition)  wins Platinum Medal at Houston World Fest

2001: Canadian media educator of the year, awarded by Magic Lantern Corporation.

1999: Scanning the Movies wins Silver Medal (Education) at 32nd Annual International Film and Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois.

1998: Scanning the Movies wins Gold Medal (Education) at 41st Annual New York International Festivals of Non-Broadcast Media, presented in New York, January 1999.

1996: Scanning Television wins Gold Medal (Education) at 1996 New York International Festivals of Non-Broadcast Media, presented at NATPE in New Orleans.

1996: Scanning Television wins Bronze Medal at the 1996 Madison International Film Festival.

1995: Jessie McCanse Award, presented by The National Telemedia Council, Madison, Wisconsin, in recognition of special contribution to the field of media literacy.

1992: A Heart to Understand wins Best Documentary Video Award at 1992 OCIC World Forum for Religious and Educational Videos.

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