Media Literacy Starts at the Library

Media Literacy Starts at the Library

“Media literacy“ is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media messages in all their forms — from print to video to the internet and social media.

“Media literacy“ is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media messages in all their forms — from print to video to the internet and social media.

Media literacy combines deconstruction and construction of media messages since we are all consumers and producers of media.

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Librarians address issues like Fake News in a number of important ways from fact checking news and hosting news panel discussions featuring journalists and other experts. It is just as important for adults as k-12 students to have access to media literacy guides.

Media literacy is bigger than just politics, current events, and ‘fake news’. Media literacy skills should be applied across topics as diverse as health information, consumer reviews, and even entertainment.