All of the Center for Media Literacy”s work has its roots in Media&Values magazine. As Media&Values evolved over its 15-year history during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, it documented many issues still important and relevant today, and grew from a potpourri of interesting tidbits to a publication with extensive editorial crafting as an educational resource. Media&Values is a direct reflection of the early days of media literacy in the United States, and it provided a foundation for a national movement.
Voices of Media Literacy is a collection of interviews that were conducted in 2010-2011 with 20 media literacy pioneers who were active in the field prior to 1990. These pioneers represent the English-speaking countries of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States. Their views not only shed light on the development of media literacy, but also on where they see the field evolving and their hopes for the future.
This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.
This e-book by the Center for Media Literacy’s president, Tessa Jolls, describes the role of media literacy in 21st century education, and features CML’s framework for media literacy addressing both construction and deconstruction through a process of inquiry related to the Core Concepts of media literacy. The e-book is part of CML’s Trilogy called Media Literacy: A System for AnyTime, AnyWhere Learning.
The Project SMARTArt case study documents a three-year Federal Grant Program at Leo Politi Elementary School in Los Angeles. The purpose of the program was to train teachers to integrate media literacy and the arts into English Language Arts and English as a Second Language (ELD) curricula. Lesson examples are provided as well as a detailed description of the program implementation.