We’ve been dedicated to advancing media literacy education since 1997.

Our Mission

As the leading voice, convener, and resource for media literacy education, NAMLE aims to make media literacy highly valued and widely practiced as an essential life skill.

NAMLE envisions a day when everyone, in our nation and around the world, possesses the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. Media literacy education refers to the practices necessary to foster these skills.

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.

For more information, email our Executive Director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin.


NAMLE exists today because of the generous support of our community including individual members, staff, volunteers, organizational and corporate partners, Board of Directors, and funders.

Our Team

Meet the team! Our team consists of dedicated, full-time staff, as well as a volunteer Board of Directors, and a broad coalition of funders, which include foundations, government agencies, individuals, and corporations.

Media Center

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Our History

NAMLE launched in 1997 and we’ve done a lot since then! Check out some of our highlights in this historical timeline.

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