Media Literacy Now2023-11-21T12:11:12-05:00

Celebrating 10 Years of Media Literacy Advocacy

The vast majority — 84% — of respondents to a recent survey of U.S. adults think media literacy education should be required in more states. But yet, only 3 states mandate it to be taught to all K-12 students. Media Literacy Now has made formidable strides in our last 10 years — more and more states are making moves to pass bills requiring media literacy instruction in K-12 education. But we need to continue to put pressure on our policymakers. In honor of our 10-year anniversary, would you give a gift of just $10 to help drive policy change at local, state, and national levels in the U.S.? A $10 contribution can help power our work to get media literacy education in more classrooms around the country.

Media Literacy Now informs and drives policy change at local, state, and national levels in the U.S. to ensure all K-12 students are taught media literacy so that they become confident and competent media consumers and creators.


Tell your legislators to support media literacy-related bills proposed in your state

Advocate in your community

Grassroots advocacy is the engine that moves media literacy education forward.

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

Media literacy is a critical area for us all, especially our students, to have a firm understanding of as they transition post-high school.

Brian Haas, Superintendent of Schools, Maynard Public Schools

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

Keven J. Stratton, Utah State Representative

I know how important this legislation is to helping girls
cope in this difficult social and political environment.

Ruth Bramson, former Girls Scouts CEO

This is a clear
public health initiative.

Terence R. Flotte, M.D., Provost and Dean

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

Media Literacy Policy Report: How Does Your State Measure Up?

Each year we publish the Media Literacy Policy Report outlining the status of media literacy education laws for K-12 schools in the U.S. Our 2022 report found that lawmakers in 18 states took steps to bring media literacy education into their classrooms. We’re currently working on our 2023 report, which we anticipate to release in February 2024. Be sure to subscribe to our news to receive the new report when it’s released. 

Interested in sponsoring this year’s Policy Report? Contact Kyra Brissette to learn about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

More Than News Literacy

What do you think of when you hear “media literacy?” Often the term “media literacy” is conflated or used synonymously with “news literacy” or “information literacy.” And while media literacy certainly helps with our ability to consume information and be mindful of news bias or misleading information, media literacy is so much broader.

Advocacy in Action

Many teachers are already incorporating media literacy instruction into their science classrooms, but how can we make it more commonplace? Our science-focused project brings together STEM and media literacy educators to figure out how we can better incorporate media literacy into K-12 science classrooms as a way to teach students how to better evaluate scientific information.

Featured on WBUR’s OnPoint: How To Teach Media Literacy to Children

Erin McNeill, Media Literacy Now’s Founder & CEO joined Faith Rogow, media literacy education specialist, to discuss how schools around the country are trying different ways to teach media literacy. “We’re handing kids these devices and they can reach anyone at any time, and anyone can reach them at any time. And what kind of guidance have we given them? Almost none,” said Erin. Listen to the full interview.

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