About

The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a national organization dedicated to media literacy.

Our Vision

The NAMLE vision is to see media literacy be highly valued by all and widely practiced as an essential life skill for the 21st Century.

Our Mission

NAMLE’s mission is to be the leading voice, convener and resource to foster critical thinking and effective communication for empowered media participation.

As an extended conceptualization of literacy, media literacy education helps individuals of all ages develop habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed to become critical thinkers, effective communications and active citizens in a world where mass media, popular culture and digital technologies play an important role for individuals and society.

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.

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