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Media Literacy and Media Education Organizations

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
A membership organization helping all people to be able to critically analyze and create messages using a wide variety of media
Free Press
Media literacy information with a focus on education, independent media voices, activism and political reform
Building Learning Communities
Alan November's website includes a special section on "Information Literacy" with lessons on teaching about the grammar of the internet and effective ways to investigate credibility of websites.
Cable in the Classroom (CIC)
A cable industry-sponsored resource for educators including links to digital citizenship and cyberspace materials.
Center for Media & Democracy
Watchdog for public relations spin
Consortium for Media Literacy
Addresses the role of global media in citizenship, education and health through the design and delivery of research-based implementation programs for youth, educators, parents and adults.
Offering criticism of media bias and censorship
HOME, Inc.
A 30-year old, non-profit organization teaching video production and media analysis to educators and youth to foster confident, creative, individuals with the ability to think for themselves
KQED Education Network
Inspires learning and enriches communities through the power of media. Includes K-12 and adult education media literacy lesson plans geared towardsESOL and adult education/ GED students.
Media Awareness Network
Canada's premiere media literacy organization (French and English)
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
A huge, comprehensive listing of resources developed by Frank Baker specifically for K-12 educators, including lesson plans, reviews of materials, and links to many other media literacy web resources.
Media Education Foundation
MEF produces and distributes video documentaries (and study guides) to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
Media Education Lab
Renee Hobbs' scholarly research and professional writing, curriculum materials, teaching and consulting
NewMediaRights
A nonprofit organization helping media makers, educators, librarians, nonprofits, and activists use documentaries to encourage action and inspire dialogue on contemporary social issues.
Media Watch
Challenging racism, sexism and violence in the media through education and action. Formerly the Ann Simonton's site.
National Eating Disorders (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
National Telemedia Council (NTC)
The oldest media literacy organization in the U.S.
Media Literacy Project
Provides training, curriculum materials and other information to teachers teaching media literacy
PBS TeacherSource
A large listing of lesson plans and classroom activities based on PBS television programs and series.
UnderstandMedia.Com
Resources about media literacy and media literacy education, including videos, articles, podcasts and a frequently updated blog by Nick Pernisco, Santa Monica College.
Snopes - Urban Legends Analysis
A comprehensive and up-to-date resource for evaluating e-mail and web rumors and other urban legends; includes reference citations for all information.  Be sure to fully check out the "Lost Legends" section.

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