Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication.
- Media refers to all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages.
- Literacy is the ability to encode and decode symbols and to synthesize and analyze messages.
- Media literacy is the ability to encode and decode the symbols transmitted via media and the ability to synthesize, analyze and produce mediated messages.
“Media Literacy Defined.” National Association for Media Literacy Education, 5 June 2020, namle.net/publications/media-literacy-definitions.
Things to think about when consuming media:
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Slideshow credit: News Literacy Project, 1 Sept. 2020, newslit.org.