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Vision & Mission

The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a national membership organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century.

Our Vision

The NAMLE vision is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today’s world. 

Our Mission

The NAMLE mission is ”to expand and improve the practice of media literacy education in the United States.”

We define both education and media broadly.  Education includes both formal and informal settings, classrooms and living rooms, in school and after school, anywhere that lifelong learners can be reached.  Media includes digital media, computers, video games, radio, television, mobile media, print, and communication technologies that we haven’t even dreamed of yet.

Our Initiatives

Ongoing NAMLE initiatives include the;

1) Journal of Media Literacy Education- a peer-reviewed, online journal;

2) Marketplace- an online compendium of affordable media literacy resources

3) Resource Hub- an searchable, online area for curriculum, activities and resources relating to media literacy

Recent NAMLE initiatives include the;

1) NAMLE conference- this will be held July 12-13, 2013 in Torrance, CA with the theme Intersections: Teaching and Learning Across Media

2) Privacy Initiative- NAMLE is working collaboratively with the New America Foundation and others to develop a series of “best practices” for educators interested in bringing issues around privacy into their classrooms


For more information please contact:
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director,

Sherri Hope Culver, President,