Media Literacy Now2024-06-03T15:28:16-04:00

Media Literacy Policy Report

The Media Literacy Policy Report is now available! Our annual analysis of state-by-state education policy shows the significant progress of state-level policymakers as well as other organizations and key institutions and individuals to recognize an urgent need for media literacy education and to take action. Policymakers who have set the direction for education nationwide are stepping up — legislatures in more than half the states have held hearings or votes on media literacy education in committees or held debates on the floor of statehouses.

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 healthy, confident and competent media consumers and creators.


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

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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

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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