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Media Literacy

What is Media Literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. (National Association for Media Literacy)

Why is it important?

Media literacy empowers us as critical thinkers to make better decisions, whether in the classroom, the living room, the workplace, the boardroom, or the voting booth. (NAMLE)

What is included in the term "media"?

Media includes digital media, computers, video games, radio, television, mobile media, print, and any other communication technologies.


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Much of the information and formatting for this guide were taken from Rebecca Kelley's excellent guide created for LSU,

Thank you for giving permission and for creating such a wonderful resource!

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