Media Literacy Resources
As promised in the December 2020 edition of the Intelligencer, your AJHA officers, along with some of our members, have collaborated to start an online repository of resources for our members to use as we work to address issues of media literacy.
The operative word is “start” — we envision this as a living list of tools that can be added to and tweaked as we all work to address the flood of misinformation and revisionist history that seems to be growing daily.
As we wrote in the Intelligencer, “With the crisis in funding local journalism and the increasing polarization of information, we can provide the historical context to show the importance of verified information and the role of journalists to provide an accurate view of critical issues facing our communities and our nation.”
As you can see, our list includes readings, websites, a list of media literacy programs and courses, assignment ideas and the PowerPoint that Michelle Lipkin, executive director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, presented at our virtual conference in 2020. We are grateful that she has graciously allowed us to include it in our resource list.
Now that we’ve gotten a start, we ask for your feedback and seek your additions to our toolkit. People need to know — or be reminded — that it has always been the journalist’s duty to hold our elected leaders accountable. Our democracy depends on it.
Amy Callahan. Media Literacy Isn’t Coming to Save Us (But We Can Make It Better). Education Week, January 23, 2019.
Stephanie Craft, Adam Maksl, and Seth Ashley. Measuring News Media Literacy: How Knowledge and Motivations Combine to Create News-Literate Teens. MoSpace.
Tanner Higginbotham. News Literacy Resources for Classrooms. Common Sense Education. January 12, 2021.
Laura Spilsbury. Studies Show Lack of Media Literacy in Students Has Negative Impact. The Daily Universe, February 9, 2018.
Amy Yee. To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It ’s Young. New York Times, October 23, 2020.
Center for Media Literacy
Media Literacy Programs
Universities with Courses in News or Media Literacy (Center for News Excellence and Engagement)
Ithaca College Media Literacy Minor
Descriptions of classes such as:Arizona State University
Free Media Literacy Course
Brooklyn College Media Studies and Media Literacy
SUNY Stony Brook Center for News Literacy
Monroe Community College in New York COM 120 Media Literacy
NAMLE’s AJHA PowerPoint Presentation (October 2020)
News Literacy: Should You Share It?