The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.
CML provides public education, professional development, educational resources and curriculum, assessments and implementation programs for media literacy education primarily in P-K12 schools as well as for youth production programs and community organizations. CML’s strong focus on health and media has resulted in programs on violence prevention, nutrition, body image, addiction, smoking cessation and sexuality. CML’s online searchable Reading Room contains more than 1,000 pages and a history of media literacy, and its research-based framework for media literacy provides a solid foundation for designing and developing media literacy programs and content.