Center for Social Media
American University's Center for Social Media focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them.

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media provides reviews and information to help parents and children assess and evaluate films, TV shows, videogames and online content.

Media Education Foundation
The Media Education Foundation produces valuable media literacy videos and study guides.

Media Literacy Clearinghouse
A huge collection of media literacy resources and curriculum materials for K12 educators, collected by media literacy educator Frank Baker.

The Media Spot
One of our favorite youth media organizations, The Media Spot builds media literacy by producing multimedia messages with youth and educators in their learning environments.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).The national membership organization for media literacy.

Project Look Sharp
A university-community partnership offering high quality curriculum materials and staff development for K-12 educators in all the content areas.

Stay Free! High School Media Literacy Curriculum
Carrie McLaren's high school curriculum on media literacy and consumer culture.

Taking Charge of Your TV
Practical tools for introducing parents to media literacy.

Youth Media Reporter
The professional journal of the youth media field.


Local Resources:


Art Sanctuary
Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city.

Scribe Video Center
Scribe Video Center is a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment. Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production.

Eugene Martin's website showcases the Bloodlines Video Diary Project, a fascinating community-university media project. Check out his great film and the process he is using to release the film through new media outlets.

The Village of Arts and Humanities
Since its inception, the Village has transformed a 260 square block area of North Philadelphia, one block at a time through a neighborhood revitalization program that has evolved into a major provider of arts-inspired programs including education, land transformation, construction, and economic development.

Youth Empowerment Services
YES’s mission is to develop a broad base of opportunities for Philadelphia’s out-of-school youth. YES’ year-round open entry program combines enticing media and art activities with proven counseling models, GED preparatory classes and job-readiness training.