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
Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME)
Resources, reserach andmedia 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 lesson plans, schedules of programs that can be taped for classroom use, and online/print magazines such as "Access Learning."
Center for Media & Democracy
Watchdog for public relations spin
Center for Media Literacy (CML)
Founded by Elizabeth Thoman in 1989; one of the major ML organizations
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.
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.
"The global network for democratic media," featuring criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide.
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 informationed citizen participation.
Teacher resources and lesson strategies from Peter DeBenedittis
Media Education Lab
Renee Hobbs' scholarly research and professional writing, curriculum materials, teaching and consulting
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
Media Wise
Countering violence with media literacy
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. and publisher of Telemedium: The Journal of Media Literacy
National Institute on Media & the Family
National resource for research, education and information about the impact of media on children and the family
New Mexico 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.
Rocky Mountain Media Watch
We challenge citizens to resist and change the manipulative and toxic formulas of Big Media’s news products
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.
Young Media Australia
Resources and information from Australia where the media literacy cause is more advanced

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