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Center for Media Literacy
- National advocate for media literacy education. Develops and distributes books, videos, teaching materials and other programs that promote critical thinking about the media.
Children's Media Project (CMP)
- A non-profit art and education organization focusing on giving children and youth, parents and teachers, artists and media makers a space to use media critically and creatively.
- Helps families, schools, and communities defend themselves against commercialism, advertising, and marketing. Campaigns focus on culture, education, government, and economy. Includes ideas for action, mailing list, news, and research library.
Don't Buy It - Get Media Smart
- A media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.
- Articles by or about Emigre, an experimental type foundry in Berkeley, CA. Emigre has had an unprecedented theoretical and real-world effect on the look of advertising around the world.
The Foucault Pages at CSUN
- A good place to start if you want to apply the thinking of Michel Foucault to any study of mass media.
Free Minds Online: Responsible Journalism on the Web
- On the Internet, we are all the media. Suggestions for evaluating information before you pass it on; links to valuable information sites; discussion groups.
- The online version of the magazine: "Harper's editors sift through the culture's vast output of information, searching for gleaming points of significance, and each month present their findings via such original journalistic devices."
Just Think Foundation
- A media literacy organization for teachers, parents, and children teaching basic, visual, and technological literacy and encouraging young people to think critically.
Marshall McLuhan Archive
- This official not-for-profit web site is maintained by the estate of Marshall McLuhan to ensure the integrity of his name and legacy.
Master New Media
- Know-how, resources and tools to facilitate one's ability to learn, communicate and collaborate effectively with new media technologies.
Media Education Foundation
- A nonprofit organization devoted to media research and the production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
- Resources and workshops for K-12 educators promoting critical thinking to help students read media messages.
Media Literacy Project
- Aims to help people become more critical consumers of media messages. Provides teaching and multimedia resources, presentations, and training nationwide.
- A bilingual, Canadian educational web site containing a wide range of copy-right cleared resources to help teachers integrate media literacy and web literacy into their classrooms.
- Research, information and materials by media literacy speaker and consultant Peter DeBenedittis, Ph.D.
- Helps advance research and education in media studies and critical thinking. The site serves as a hub providing links to international news and media studies sites.
- "Seminal Influences in Modern American Advertising." An online essay on generative influences in advertising projects from creative director and copywriter Nat Whitten.
National Institute on Media and the Family
- A national resource for research, education and information about the impact of the media on children and families.
- Chomsky's home page at MIT. Includes a list of his publications on topics relevant to mass media.
Over the Rainbow
- A free online magazine dedicated to media literacy for the entire family. Works to help children and adults not perpetuate stereotypes and generalizations about people of different backgrounds. Provides tips and activities that may help children and their parents become more open-minded media consumers.
PBS Teacher Source - Media Literacy
- Features related activities, classroom resources, and professional development information.
Popular Culture and American Culture Association
- The PCA and ACA are two academic organizations that focus in part on media studies as well as culture. Open to a very wide range of investigations on scholarly topics.
- A nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.
Techknowledge: Literate Practice and Digital Worlds
- Master thesis by Bonnie Stewart. An exploration of knowledge, technology, and truth as cultural practices. Analyzing the ways knowing, being, and doing are constructed and re-constructed through cultural discourse.
- Essays and media criticism intended to reveal the hidden meanings in TV, film, science fiction, theme parks, virtual realities, politics, advertising and news.
- Contains original articles, resources, blogs, podcasts, videos, and links for educators and parents interested in increasing media literacy.
The Validity of Anti-War Criticism
- In defense of anti-war criticism by Tim Wise.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute - Critical Media Literacy in Times of War
- Engages users in critical examination of how the media covers US foreign policy focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Offers a variety of critical writings and essays on culture and the media.
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream - Noam Chomsky
- From a talk at Z Media Institute in 1997. (June 01, 1997)
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