National and International Media Literacy Organizations

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Below are links to organizations committed to social, political, and cultural education in the realm of media literacy. Follow the links to the individual pages:

  • Action 4 Media Education – Action for Media Education promotes and advocates for media literacy education, with special outreach to parents, teachers, and those who work with children.
  • Massachusetts Media Literacy Consortium – An Education Committee working on curriculum development and supporting schools to incorporate comprehensive Media Literacy education into their programming.
  • National Association for Media Literacy Education –  A national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States.
  • Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood – CCFC works for the rights of children to grow up—and the freedom for parents to raise them—without being undermined by commercial interests. We advocate for policies to protect children from harmful marketing and promote commercial-free time and space for kids.
  • The Center for Media Literacy – An educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.
  • Canada’s MediaSmarts – MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.
  • Media Education Foundation – Produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
  • Free Press – A powerful nationwide movement to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism.
  • Media Studies – Helps advance research and education in media analysis and critical reflection. The site serves a hub by providing links to world news and other resources for journalists, educators, researchers, and the wider community.
  • Teen Futures Media Network – Using media literacy as a prevention strategy, Teen Futures Media Network challenges youth across Washington State to think differently about health issues that affects them. Our projects accommodate a wide variety of learning styles, teach critical thinking, and promote reflection on the targeted health issue. Workshop outcomes include exciting new products generated from fresh ideas.
  • The Museum of Broadcast Communication – The mission of the Museum of Broadcast Communications is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to its resources.
  • Media Literacy Project -Through education, programs, and grassroots campaigns, we transform people into critical media consumers and engaged media justice advocates who deconstruct media, inform media policy, and create media that reflect their lived experience.
  • Project Look Sharp – A media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that develops and provides lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels.
  • The News Literacy Project – The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age.

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