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Media Literacy: Useful Tools

Tools for teaching Media Literacy

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 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

Project Look Sharp- Ithaca College

A nonprofit outreach program of Ithaca College whose mission is to help K-16 educators enhance students’ critical thinking, metacognition, and civic engagement through media literacy materials and professional development.


Media Criticism Organizations/ Websites

AFP Fact Check

Agence France Presse is a global news agency that specializes in debunking misleading news content from Africa, Asia -Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. Content is available in various languages.

ALL Sides

All sides provides information on media bias and misinformation by providing perspectives form the Left, Center and Right.


Bellingcat is an investigative journalism website that specializes in fact-checking and open-source intelligence.

Center for an Informed Public (UW)

Center for Media Engagement (UT Austin)

Annenberg Political fact check site. Use to discern the truth behind all kinds of political, scientific and public policy claims.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. They work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, they expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.

First Draft News

International Fact Checking Network

From Poynter (a journalism organization).

Lead Stories

Detects and debunks trending fake news and hoaxes on known fake news sites and networks, prank generators and satirical websites.



National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

News Literacy Project

On the Media (WCNY)

The Oxford Martin Programme on misinformation, science, and media


Technology & Social Change Project

Trust Project

Truth in Advertising (TINA)

Truth in Advertising, Inc. ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Madison, CT, whose mission is to be the go-to online resource dedicated to empowering consumers to protect themselves and one another against false advertising and deceptive marketing. We aim to achieve our mission through investigative journalism, education, advocacy, and the promotion of truth in advertising

Truth or Fiction

Debunks propaganda, misinformation and disinformation on Social Media