“Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet” (medialiteracynow.org).
Basically, being media literate means being able to critically think about the messages, ideas, and values the media presents to us. “To become media literate is not to memorize facts or statistics about the media, but rather to learn to raise the right questions about what you are watching, reading or listening to” (medialit.org).
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