Media Literacy education – which teaches students to apply critical thinking to media messages and to use media to create their own messages – is a key 21st century skill. Media literacy is critical to the health and well-being of America’s children, as well as to their future participation in the civic and economic life of our democracy. It is critical to examining and changing media systems that contribute to implicit bias and support racism and social injustice.
Since our founding as a nonpartisan policy-oriented advocacy organization in 2013, MLN has made significant progress putting media literacy on the public policy agenda. MLN is
internationally recognized as a policy and advocacy leader in media literacy.
MLN, a 501c3 organization, has been highly successful in its mission of advancing policy
change with the goal of elevating media literacy as an educational priority.
Interest in media literacy is gaining momentum.
Here is what we do to help create a world where all young people learn critical media literacy skills:
· We create impactful, broad-scale public awareness about the importance of and
critical need for media literacy education to ensure social justice and a
democracy that works for everyone.
· We support, empower and connect activists and communities across the country who
are advocating for media literacy in their local schools.
· We provide crucial policy and advocacy expertise and resources to help develop
state laws, policies and educational standards.
We need you to join our team to help make our vision a reality:
Imagine a world where every child in the U.S. has equal access to a comprehensive and modern education that included comprehensive media literacy skills, where all youth are mobilized toward understanding, critiquing, and re-envisioning the media systems that uphold institutional racism and inequity toward systems that contribute to social justice, and a generation of adults that feel empowered and confident to consume, create and share content responsibly.
Media Literacy education – which teaches students to apply critical thinking to media messages and to use media to create their own messages – is a key 21st century skill. Media literacy is critical to the health and well-being of America’s…