It’s National Media Literacy Week!

Media literacy is a 21st century survival skill.

National Media Literacy Week kicked off yesterday! Here are some resources to help you engage your students in important conversations about commercial media.

The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. All kinds of great events are planned for this week, and it’s not too late to join in! Follow the action at #medialitwk and #mlw17, and don’t forget to join the Pop Up Newsroom by using #bemedialit.

We’re excited to announce a very special offer: you can get *free streaming access* to our new filmMore Than a Word, which looks at racist representations of Native American-based sports mascots, on November 7-9!

You can also join More Than a Wordfilmmaker John Little on Thursday, November 9th for a live Twitter chat from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST. #medialitwk #mascotliteracy Sign up today!

Interested in pursuing your graduate studies in media literacy? Take a look at the Master’s Degree in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University. This program’s cutting edge approach to media studies will teach you to analyze and create media in all forms, and use digital media to make a difference.

We’re the Media Education Foundation. Media education and media literacy are literally at the heart of who we are and what we do. Beyond our videos, all of which address issues around media education, we also have handouts like 10 Reasons Why Media Literacy Matters20 Ways to be a Media Activist, and How to Be a Critical Media Viewer.

Here’s an event to watch out for: the International Critical Media Literacy Conference. Held in February 2018 in Savannah, GA, this multidisciplinary conference is designed to aid current educational leaders in their understanding of the mass media and its impact on the events that shape our daily lives.