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In the 21st century....

Media Literacy skills

are

essential.

essential.

But programs to teach

Media Literacy

are not reaching students

fast enough.

fast enough.

We're putting

Media Literacy

on the public policy

agenda.

agenda.

State by state,

across the country

Building coalitions and

grassroots support

grassroots support.

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

We support efforts that prepare young people
to be thoughtful, safe, and effective consumers and creators of media.

Media Literacy
engages students

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Media Literacy
empowers students

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Media Literacy
drives civic participation

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Testimonials

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

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Advocates & Educators for Media Literacy Now

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.

What Can You Do?

Donate to Our 5th Anniversary Fundraiser Now!

Your donation makes a difference.

Media Literacy Now is an all-volunteer organization, which means 100% of your donation goes towards advocacy for media literacy education. Look what we can accomplish with your donation!

$25 – we can reach one member of the public to raise awareness

$50 – we can reach 10 members of the public to raise awareness

$100 – we can recruit one new grassroots advocate

$250 – we can reach 1 policymaker, 50 members of the public, and recruit 10 new grassroots advocates

$500 – we can reach 5 policymakers and support one state chapter

$750 – we can reach 20 policymakers and recruit 500 grassroots advocates

$1000 – we can support 3 state chapters

Please give generously today!

Donate to Our 5th Anniversary Fundraiser Now!