Developing Digital Citizens: Media Literacy Education for All Students, a report from DemocracyReady NY, calls for immediate and decisive steps to require media literacy education in schools throughout New York State. Stressing that “the internet has become the new public square,” it asserts that “to be democracy ready, all students must be media literate.” The report defines what media literacy encompasses in an increasingly digital age, and establishes a clear framework to ensure that all students become media literate civic participants. Its recommendations come out of nearly two years of research, analysis, and discussion by the DemocracyReady NY
media literacy committee, a diverse group of Coalition members who are educators, researchers, and media professionals, as well as by the broader membership of the Coalition.

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