Media Literacy Project

 

New Orleans

PROGRAMS and RESOURCES  

New to the field of Media Literacy Education? Want to find out what it's all about and why it is arguably the most important advancement in K-12 education? You can start with The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education and then click below to link to Programs and Recources around the globe.

3rd Annual U.S. Media Literacy Week, November 2017

Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week now in its 12th year, the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is leading the efforts to create a media literacy week in the United States to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations around the country. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.. Follow this link to the Media Literacy Week Calendar of Events.

WHAT is it all about?

"The time to bring digital and media literacy into the mainstream of American communities is now." 

 

Prof. Renee Hobbs, from the Digital and Media Literacy Recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy)

 

 

The New Orleans Media Literacy Project is part of a community education movement: we aim to bring together students, parents, educators, researchers and mental health professionals with the goal of advancing critical media literacy education in K–12 and higher education, as well as in informal settings.

 

Please reach out if you want to:

...get more information;

...form strategic partnerships;

...learn more about media literacy education;

...want to let us know what you or your organization is doing to advance media literacy or;

...have a project in mind!

 

Digital and Media Literacy is a 21st century survival skill. Citizens--especially youth--must be able access, analyze, create, reflect and act in critical ways with the media they encounter every single day. 

 

Most Americans now live connected with (mostly digital) media 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.To be an effective, engaged citizen in a democracy, attention must be turned from the complex consumption of media messages, to the creation, sharing and critical evaluation of those messages and the ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) through which they are disseminated.