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Media Literacy: Media Literacy Organizations & Associations

Media Literacy Organizations and Associations

Action 4 Media Education

Action for Media Education promotes and advocates for media literacy education, with special outreach to parents, teachers, and those who work with children.

Australian Media Literacy Alliance

The Australian Media Literacy Alliance is an unincorporated group of  seven organizations whose objectives in the area of media literacy are closely aligned. They provide insight into content creation, information provision, education and media and information usage.

Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and evidence-based educational resources nationally and internationally.

Critical Media Project

Critical Media Project (CMP) is a free media literacy web resource for educators and students (ages 8-21) that enhances young people’s critical thinking and empathy, and builds on their capacities to advocate for change around questions of identity.

European Federation of Journalists

With headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is the largest organization of journalists in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 72 journalists’ organizations across 45 countries. The Austrian and German press councils released a  useful Media Literacy Toolkit for teachers and students which consists of six case studies and role play exercises identified by European Press Councils from Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and Germany.

Fresno Pacific University

Find articles on Media Literacy and resources for teaching Media Literacy.

Media Education Lab

The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island advances media literacy education through research and community service, with emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and practice that stands at the intersections of communication, media studies and education.

Media Education Foundation

The Media Education Foundation (MEF) produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

Media Literacy Now

MLN is a politically neutral advocacy nonprofit with the goal of making media literacy widely understood and accepted as an essential element in public education at the local, state, and national levels.

Media Smarts

Media Smarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their mission is to develop digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities and support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love..Find information here on Media Literacy Week and resources for teachers and parents.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

NAMLE is the leading nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing Media Literacy education in the United States.

News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is a  nonpartisan national education nonprofit that provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.

Project Look Sharp

Project Look Sharp is a nonprofit, mission-driven outreach program of Ithaca College. Their mission is to help K-16 educators enhance students’ critical thinking, metacognition, and civic engagement through media literacy materials and professional development.