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  Media Visions Journal - Deep Media Literacy
Traditional modes of media literacy are not sufficient preparation to survive and thrive in the interactive world of tomorrow.
Therefore, leaders in media, education and government are invited to consider implementing a three-step proposal to inspire deep media literacy.
If media companies interact openly with the public about their media choices, the media trade itself would be seen as the "good guys." By being responsive to popular "votes" about varied technologies, media companies would bring honor and respect to their industry.
www.media-visions.com /ed-deepliteracy.html   (3317 words)

 Media literacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Media literacy aims to enable people to be skillful creators and producers of media messages, both to facilitate an understanding as to the strengths and limitations of each medium, as well as to create independent media.
Media literacy's purpose is to transform the process of media consumption into an active and critical process, helping people gain greater awareness of the potential for misrepresentation and manipulation (especially through commercials and public relations techniques), and to help people understand the role of mass media and participatory media in constructing views of reality.
Media education is less widespread in formal schooling in the United States, in large part because of the size of the country, with 70 million children now in public or private schools.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Media_literacy   (1848 words)

 Media Literacy | Overview
Media education has been called the perfect curriculum: it's timely, it's multidisciplinary, it's easily assimilated into the classroom, and it promotes critical thinking skills.
The importance of media education in Canada can be seen through the inclusion of media literacy outcomes in provincial curricula.
This section has been created to clarify what media literacy is all about, and to offer practical suggestions to help you make media education happen.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/teachers/media_literacy/index.cfm   (165 words)

 Media Smart | Media Literacy for Educators - Cable in the Classroom (CIC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Being media smart is sometimes called media literacy, and it means you can access, understand, analyze, evaluate, and create media messages on television, the Internet and other outlets.
Fortunately, media literacy is now part of the curricular frameworks in all 50 states.
Where media literacy teaches students how to understand, analyze and create media, digital ethics is all about teaching ethical, courteous, safe, and productive behavior while using digital media.
www.ciconline.org /Enrichment/MediaLiteracy   (349 words)

 Media Literacy | Key Concepts
Media educators base their teaching on key concepts and principles of media literacy.
The media provide us with much of the material upon which we build our picture of reality, and we all "negotiate" meaning according to individual factors: personal needs and anxieties, the pleasures or troubles of the day, racial and sexual attitudes, family and cultural background, and so forth.
Media Literacy aims to encourage an awareness of how the media are influenced by commercial considerations, and how these affect content, technique and distribution.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/teachers/media_literacy/key_concept.cfm   (761 words)

Media literacy is fundamental in helping young people to become informed citizens who can actively and successfully communicate with society and the world.
Media literacy is being co-opted by industry giants, argues Carrie McLaren, and "concentrating on the overwhelming impact of mass media can actually extend its power." While deconstructing media is important, teachers must not neglect the study of real people, communities and issues.
Media literacy is an ever-changing way of thinking and understanding in a world of strong words and images, writes Elizabeth Thoman.
www.mediachannel.org /classroom   (708 words)

 Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media literacy is a movement that helps children and adults cope with today's inescapable and often overwhelming media environment.
Media literacy starts with a basic premise about media content and then encourages listeners and viewers to ask key questions about the content they encounter.
Media literacy techniques have been used to discourage violence, substance abuse, smoking, appearance- and weight-related anxiety, and other negative outcomes that may be associated with viewing undesirable, on-screen role models.
www.limitv.org /medialiteracy.htm   (1287 words)

 Media Literacy
Media messages exert such powerful "social, emotional and intellectual influences" (Hepburn, 1999) that it is important to develop a society which understands how media can both serve and deceive.
Media messages thus embody values and ideologies (Hoffmann and Johnson, 1998), and although media texts are theoretically polysemic (open to various interpretations), producers employ various techniques or codes to draw audiences to the preferred meanings of texts (O'Sullivan, et al., 1998).
Media mediate reality via the use of recognized codes and conventions, and the credibility or realism of a media text may be judged by the degree to which the audience identifies with what is being portrayed.
www.indiana.edu /~reading/ieo/digests/d152.html   (1041 words)

 Media Literacy: A Definition... and More
Definitions, however, evolve over time and a more robust definition is now needed to situate media literacy in the context of its importance for the education of students in a 21st century media culture.
Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education.
Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.
www.medialit.org /reading_room/rr2def.php   (185 words)

 Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of an increasingly wide range of messages using image, language, and sound.
Media literacy involves teaching the skills that will empower citizens and students to become sensitive to the politics of representations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and other cultural differences in order to foster critical thinking and enhance democratization.
Thus critical media literacy is empowering, enabling students to become critical producers of meanings and texts, able to resist manipulation and domination." (from Douglas Kellner, "Multiple Literacies and Critical Pedagogies" in Revolutionary Pedagogies - Cultural Politics, Instituting Education, and the Discourse of Theory, Peter Pericles Trifonas, Editor, Routledge, 2000).
www.21stcenturyschools.com /Media_Literacy_Defined.htm   (1018 words)

 MediaLiteracy.com: Gender, Race & Representation
International Women's Media Foundation The IWMF's mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice.
Media Education Foundation Outstanding, leading-edge resources, primarily for older teens, college-age and adults, including titles on gender roles and sexism in the media, media portrayals of race and sexual orientation, and much more.See their Links and Resources section for additional links related to media representation.>
Media Literacy Clearinghouse has links to teaching materials and activities related to stereotypes, gender issues and representations in the media.
www1.medialiteracy.com /representation.jsp   (1257 words)

 Girls, Women + Media Project
The rapidly growing field of Media Literacy is now emerging and expanding in schools and in other community settings (and at the dinner table!) to look at the role media potentially or actually play in our lives, in our ideas and actions.
Media Literacy teaches people to analyze messages conveyed by the media, consider the commercial or political purpose of the image or message and who is responsible for it, and other ideas that it implies.
It provides information and statistics on media and culture, and provides a set of tools for critical thinking which can be applied to any media "product" or setting.
www.mediaandwomen.org /medialit.html   (411 words)

 KQED | Education: Media Literacy: Home
Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms.
Alongside print literacy, an ability to understand, analyze and evaluate visual, aural and digital messages is a 21st century literacy skill that fosters independent thinking and choice and, as such, empowers adult learners in today's world.
Learn the seven concepts of media literacy, and understand how students can become active media viewers and learn to think critically about image and sound.
www.kqed.org /topics/education/medialiteracy/index.jsp   (208 words)

 Northwest Media Literacy Center
The Northwest Media Literacy Center is a group of teachers, health professionals, parents, students, journalists, filmmakers and others committed to advancing media literacy in Oregon and Washington.
We consult with groups and individuals interested in media literacy as a topic or as a way to resolve personal and family issues surrounding media use.
The second is to challenge the media to "raise the bar", be more accountable for their intent and create more responsible media messages.
www.mediathink.org   (432 words)

 MediaRights: Film: Media Literacy: The New Basic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media Literacy: The New Basic introduces one of the fastest growing and most urgently needed movements in American education.
Teachers demonstrate how media literacy can be integrated across existing curricula, bringing the "old basics" into the multi-media future.
In Media Literacy: The New Basic, educators and advocates like Renee Hobbs, Kathryn Montgomery and Elizabeth Thoman share their experiences organizing grassroots media education campaigns for their school districts.
www.mediarights.org /film/media_literacy_the_new_basic   (446 words)

 Media Education Lab at Temple University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education.
Our online multimedia game promotes media literacy and gives girls ages 9 - 14 a chance to create music, edit a TV show, publish a magazine and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives.
Media Smart Seminars is a showcase for educators who are using media and technology to promote the development of students' critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
www.reneehobbs.org   (367 words)

 Open Directory - News: Media: Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Children's Media Project (CMP) - A non-profit art and education organization focusing on giving children and youth, parents and teachers, artists and media makers a space to use media critically and creatively.
Media Education Foundation - A nonprofit organization devoted to media research and the production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy.
Media Literacy Online Project - Biannual online publication focusing on media literacy and the influence of media in the lives of children and youth.
dmoz.org /News/Media/Media_Literacy   (1140 words)

 TeacherSource . Media Literacy . Related Studies | PBS
One of the largest educational Web sites for media literacy in North America, with a large inventory of copyright-cleared media education lesson plans in both French and English, articles on numerous media issues, resources for parents and more.
This extensive collection of media literacy-related articles and reports features the most up-to-date news and information on media literacy issues and events.
This 2002 study from the National Institute on Media and the Family presents the results of a survey on family media habits with a random national sample of 527 parents of 2- to 17-year-olds.
www.pbs.org /teachersource/media_lit/related_study.shtm   (1952 words)

 Your Child | Resources on Media and Media Literacy
Media Awareness Network is a Canadian group with a wealth of information for parents.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse is a web page designed for K-12 educators who want to learn more about media literacy and fit it into their lesson plans.
Media Education Foundation produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/yourchild/media.htm   (857 words)

 Center for Media Literacy
Now all together in one place, the components of inquiry-based media literacy using the Five Core Concepts and CML's Five Key Questions of Media Literacy.
CML's "Media Literacy, A Recipe for Action," taught students media literacy skills as they learned about the key ingredients of a healthy diet.
Of course, and they're a perfect way to explore the 'constructedness' that is a building block of media literacy.
www.medialit.org   (223 words)

 Teaching Media Literacy
With the nature of network news shifting and stumbling as it is, media literacy should become a priority curriculum issue for any school, especially those rushing to bring new media into their classrooms via networks.
Even before the victims were buried and memorial services were completed, some parts of the media began a frenzied hunt for blame and cause, for scapegoats and incompetents, for policy and bromide.
Instead of just reporting the news, the media began to shape the news in the way it spotlighted the issue and forced all kinds of decision-makers ranging from school administrators and members of Congress to prove that they were "doing something" about the crisis.
www.fno.org /jun99/media.html   (1825 words)

 Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media literacy is being able to critically evaluate media, use media, and produce one's own communication through the use of visual and audio media.
"Media Literacy is the ability to decode, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms" (Definition of the Trent Think Tank on Media Literacy, Ontario, Canada, 1989).
Skim Multimedia Seeds: Media Literacy and Multimedia Seeds: Media, Children, and Society.
eduscapes.com /info/medialit.html   (222 words)

 KIDSNET Media News: Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is a non-profit membership organization which believes that media literacy is a critical life skill for both children and adults in today's society.
The Media Education Foundation was established in response to the demand for classroom resources on media education.
MediaWise is a multimedia tool from The National Institute on Media and the Family, a non-profit organization whose mission is to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of media on children and families through research, education, and advocacy.
www.kidsnet.org /medianews/literacy/literacy.html   (2736 words)

 MediaLiteracy.com: Gateway Site for Media Literacy Education
Media are now the most powerful cultural forces on the planet.
Media products entertain us, inform us, and help us stay connected to our community and the world.
Visit the Media Literacy Speakers Bureau™ for a searchable database of speakers, trainers, workshop leaders and curriculum consultants who can bring media literacy insights and skills to your school, youth program or adult audience, for any size and type of organization.
www.medialiteracy.com   (294 words)

 Media Literacy - LibrarySpot Feature
Because of our increasing exposure to the media and the perennial claims that it's biased, it can be hard to distinguish real news from spin.
Media monitoring isn't limited to the page, though: National Public Radio's show On the Media, for example, tackles media-related questions on the air for an hour every week.
Lest the media have only the media to monitor them, several institutions have made their sole goal watching, analyzing and evaluating the news.
www.libraryspot.com /features/medialiteracy.htm   (638 words)

 Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media literacy is the ability to read, interpret, use, design, and create audio and video materials for specific outcomes.
Since media is all around us, some people may think that everyone is naturally media literacy.
Then, select some aspect of media literacy such as evaluating advertisements, identifying bias in news coverage, or examining the accuracy of a historical fiction movie.
eduscapes.com /seeds/literacy.html   (1223 words)

 Peter DeBenedittis, Ph.D.
This website contains research, information and educational materials about how media literacy is used for science-based prevention.
It is a contact point for engaging him and other experts in media and prevention for keynotes, student presentations, training, curricula design and consultation for prevention initiatives.
I see media and entertainment that expresses, enriches, and enhances, rather than teaches compulsive debt, substance abuse, violence and risky behavior because there is profit in it.
www.medialiteracy.net   (206 words)

 AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: 21st Century Literacies: Media Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Media literacy is an expanded information and communication skill that is responsive to the changing nature of information in our society.
It addresses the skills students need to be taught in school, the competencies citizens must have as we consume information in our homes and living rooms, and the abilities workers must have as we meet the challenges of a global economy.
Media Literacy Resources visit the hotlist of links to find articles, lessons, and other resources.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/21stcent/media.html   (170 words)

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