A combination of "tool competence" and cognitive skills are needed.
And check out the work of our GREAT friends whose media education work is exemplary and aligned with our mission
NATIONALNational Association for Media Literacy Education. (NAMLE) is the national membership organization for media literacy that was co-founded by Renee Hobbs. Media Literacy Now. The national advocacy organization for media literacy policy.
Common Sense Media. A terrific resource for parents, this group provides reviews and information to help parents and children assess and evaluate films, TV shows, videogames and online content
Media Education Foundation produces valuable media literacy videos and study guides.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse is a huge collection of media literacy resources and curriculum materials for K12 educators, collected by media literacy educator Frank Baker.
The Media Spot advances media literacy education through whole-school integration in New York City.
Project Look Sharp. Outstanding curriculum materials and staff development experiences for K-12 educators in all the content areas.
Data and Society. This organization examines media manipulation, student privacy and other topics through research, policy and action.
Plural Plus Youth Video Festival. A global youth media festival with a strong foucs on issues of migration.
UNESCO/UNAOC Media and Information Literacy. A treasure trove of great resources for the global community of practitioners, polcymakers and scholars.
International Association for Media Education. This organization of organizations provides a global perspective on media literacy education.
Media and Learning. A terrific resource for European media literacy educators, scholars, policymakers and activists.
MED: Association for Media Literacy in Italy. A national organization with a scholarly journal and a long track record of teacher education.
Give Me Five, a project of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Office of Film and Television, supports the media education community across the K - 16 spectrum through programs for children, youth and educators.
Providence Children's Film Festival provides media literacy workshops for children and families and a world-class film festival each February.
Kids Eye, a program of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Flickers, offers a summer media production camp to children ages 8 - 15 on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Film Collaborative is a non-profit membership organization that helps independent filmmakers create films.
Free Spirit Media. This great youth media organization has long had a focus on media literacy.
Chicago Youth Voices Network. Helping the youth media community in Chicago build the scope and depth of programs and services across the region.
Chicagoland Public Libraries. So many great librarians offering media literacy, news literacy and film screeening and discussion programs in this city of broad shoulders!
The Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, created by Sherri Hope Culver, advances media literacy through international collaborations.
Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative is the membership organization for youth media in Philadelphia.
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.
The Village of Arts and Humanities, with leadership from filmmaker El Sawyer, 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) develops 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.