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Rhys Daunic is founder and Director of Brooklyn-based The Media Spot. Rhys has facilitated student media productions, and developed media literacy curricula with educators throughout the country and abroad, primarily within New York City public schools. Throughout his career, Rhys has also produced process-focused behind-the-scenes films and other open resources for the field of K-12 media literacy on themediaspot.org, and has been published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education, and in the forthcoming book, Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (Summer 2013). In 2012, he began teaching a graduate level course on K12 Media Literacy at Columbia University Teachers College.
Rhys is currently serving on the Executive Board of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Media Literacy Education from 2009-2012. He has also consulted in NYC schools through Digital School Solutions, and Teaching Matters Inc., and is the media literacy director for The Generation Connection, an intergenerational summer camp he helped create with his parents in Nashville, TN.
He earned a Masters degree in Media Studies from The New School University, and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he studied history and film, and (little known fact) played on the varsity basketball team.