Key Questions

Media literate people routinely ask questions about all media they consume or create. This handy chart was created to help all individuals practice the process of critical, inquiry-based evaluation and analysis of all media big and small. It breaks down this inquiry process into easy-to-follow categories including authors and audiences, messages and meanings, and representations and reality. Whether you are looking at a magazine ad or watching a full length documentary, these key questions can help you hone your media literacy skills.