Want to learn more about media literacy?

The following links are helpful for students, educators, and anyone interested in the field…

The Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA)
“The Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA) is committed to promoting media literacy education that is focused on critical inquiry, learning, and skill-building. This national, grassroots membership organization will be a key force in bringing media literacy education to all 60 million students in the United States, their parents, their teachers, and others who care about youth.”

Center for Media Literacy
“A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.”

The National Telemedia Council
“NTC is the oldest professional media literacy organization in the US, having been founded in 1953. From the beginning we have taken a positive, non-judgmental attitude and embraced a philosophy that values reflective education and cooperation rather than confrontation with the media industry.”

Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME)
“ACME is a strategic network linking media educators, health advocates, media reformers, independent media makers, community organizers and others that will develop, distribute and promote media literacy curricula, advocate independent media making, and support local, state, and national media reform efforts.”

Media Literacy Clearinghouse
“A web page designed for K-12 educators who want to learn more about media literacy, integrate it into classroom instruction, help students read the media, and help make their students more media aware.”

Media Literacy Review: Center for Advanced Technology in Education in the University of Oregon
“The Media Literacy Review has been an offering of the Media Literacy Online project for three years. Given the editor’s retirement and desire to move on to new projects, the MLR has been brought to an end. However, the primary online database will be retained as will these special feature pages from the Media Literacy Review.”

Media Awarenewss Network (MNet): Media and Internet Education Resources
“Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people.”
“The purpose of is to help advance research and education in media studies and critical thinking. The site serves as a hub – providing links to international news, media studies sites and other resources for media educators, students, researchers, and the wider community. Feedback and suggestions for new links are welcome.”

Media Resources for Advancing Media Education
“The mission of this site is to increase awareness of the need for media literacy, and to build an online community of teachers and learners to advance media education in the U.S. and internationally.”

2003 International Media Literacy Forum: Archived Web Broadcast

Free Expression Policy Project: Media Literacy- An Alternative to Censorship
“Fully revised and updated (fall 2003) – a detailed survey of media literacy education and why it is preferable to TV ratings, Internet filters, “indecency” laws, and other efforts to censor the ideas and information available to the young.”