Media Literacy Now is the leading national advocacy organization for media literacy education policy.

Media Literacy
engages students

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Media Literacy
empowers students

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Media Literacy drives civic participation

Student testimony on media literacy in Washington state

Student Dalia Mendoza’s prepared testimony to the Washington State Senate Education Committee

U.S. Media Literacy Policy Report 2020

MLN recently released our U.S. Media Literacy Report 2020, the first state-by-state progress report for media literacy education policy in K-12 schools. Our research shows that only 14 states have taken substantial legislative action for media literacy education. Is your state among the leaders?

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Legislation is the first step toward a recognition that media have such a powerful influence on students that it’s time to help them be more thoughtful about how they are affected.
Tom Reid, High School English Teacher
I think media literacy is one of the most important skills needed to thrive and be happy in our environment.
Anderson J. Duff, attorney, Wolf Greenfield
Today, trying to teach without utilizing and helping students analyze the vast media world in which we all swim, is like trying to teach Moby Dick without the whale or the ocean, or like playing football without a helmet.
Fr. Richard Malloy S.J., Chaplain, University of Scranton
This is a clear public health initiative.
Terence R. Flotte, M.D. Provost and Dean, University of Massachusetts Medical School
I know how important this legislation is to helping girls cope in this difficult social and political environment.
Ruth Bramson, former Girls Scouts CEO
Every day my college students say media literacy should have been a part of their education in high school, and even grade school.
Joni Siani, media and social science professor

This is an all-hands-on-deck issue. We need to wake up.

Keven J. Stratton, Utah state representative

Why Media Literacy? Why Now?

Because in today’s wall-to-wall media environment where children are constantly challenged to discern fact from fiction, reality from entertainment, an understanding of how media messages shape society has never been more urgent.

We’re working to ensure essential media literacy skills are taught in every classroom, in every subject. But we can’t do it without you.

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