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Research Toolbox: Media Literacy Resources

Posted Mar 02 2010 12:00am

What’s Media Literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to understand how mass media works and media literacy education is the approach to protect children and adolescents from the unhealthy effects of media by giving them tools to think critically about messages in the media.

Here's a list of media literacy organizations and resources:

Media Literacy- Definition

Media Literacy Organizations

  • The Center for Media Literacy is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally.
  • The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
  • iKeepSafe-C3 Matrix helps educators integrate the essentials of cyber-safety, cyber-security, and cyber-ethics (C3 concepts) into existing technology and literacy standards and curricula.
  • Gateway Media Literacy Partners aims to attract individuals, organizations and institutions who as community citizens strongly believe media literacy is a democracy skill, is a survival skill and a nexus for change, vital to developing critical thinking, and media literacy empowers citizens to make intelligent and healthy choices throughout their lifetime.

Media Literacy Journals

Media Literacy Reports

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