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This guide provides an overview of media literacy topics.

Media Literacy

What is Media Literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. (National Association for Media Literacy)

Why is being media literate important?

Media literacy empowers us to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens. Being literate in a media age requires critical thinking skills that empower us as we make decisions, whether in the classroom, the living room, the workplace, the boardroom, or the voting booth. (NAMLE)

What is included in the term "media"?

Media includes digital media, computers, video games, radio, television, mobile media, print, and any other communication technologies.

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