The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is 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.
When all you want is the facts, navigating the newspaper might be a tricky ordeal. Sometimes bias is the result of laziness, and sometimes it’s a deliberate attempt to push a particular point of view. Either way, you should always be on the lookout for bias.
The new definition of media literacy now includes the ability to access, understand, analyze, evaluate and create media messages on television, the Internet, cell phones, and other communications technologies. Let’s define the specific terms:
Access: Knowing how to search for and find relevant information, whether online or on a library shelf.
Understand: Knowing how to decode and make sense of the way information is presented, whether reading text or “reading” the multimedia content of a Web page.
Analyze: Examining the content to ascertain purpose, point of view, validity, and reliability.
Evaluate: Determining the value of the content for you and for others.
Create: Producing your own media messages, from letters to signs to videos and PowerPoint presentations, to Web pages and cell phone text messages.
Cable in the Classroom’s Executive Director, Frank Gallagher, gives a presentation for Jason Ohler’s Digital Citizenship MOOC focuses on what is media literacy and what is its role in digital citizenship.
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