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Media Literacy 101: Resources
This section provides resources for those seeking more in-depth study of media literacy.


Center for Media Literacy
In addition to a resource catalog, this site contains an excellent reading room, complete with an extensive collection of articles on how to teach media literacy.

Columbia Journalism Review
This site is a guide to what firms/organizations major media companies own and also provides a list of articles about media ownership.

Media Awareness Network
This site is an invaluable resource for both teachers and parents interested in media and internet education. Lessons, activities, and resources are available on a variety of media issues, searchable by grade level and subject heading.

The Media Education Foundation
MEF is an excellent resource for educational programs on media literacy and social issues. Topics include health and body, gender and race, and commercialism and politics.

Media Literacy Review
Based in the University of Oregon, this site showcases the biannual online resource for educators and community groups interested in youth and the media.

The Merchants of Cool
This Frontline program offers a “report on the creators and marketers of popular culture for teenagers.” Presented by PBS, the 53-minute program has been divided into segments that can be viewed online.

The New York Times Learning Network
A lesson plan archive that provides lessons on media studies for grades 6-12. Topics include computer games, funding online teen gossip, using celebrities in teen-targeted marketing campaigns, and exploring bias in the news.

For more advanced media literacy educators, this site offers an extensive archive of articles on mass media and its cultural impact.

Youth Learn
The media literacy portion of the Youth Learn curriculum uses inquiry-based learning projects for those educating youth on media literacy and consumerism.

Books / Articles

Buckingham, David (Ed.) Cultural Studies Goes to School. Toronto: Gage, 1994.

Buckingham, David (Ed.) Watching Media Learning. London: The Falmer Press, 1990.

Anderson, Neil. Media Works. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Considine, David. Media Literacy: An Instructional Imperative.Telemedium, 38(1-2), 1, 2, 9-11.

Considine, David and Haley, Gail.Visual Messages: Integrating Imagery into Instruction.Engelwood: Teacher Ideas Press, 1992.

Fiske, John. Media Matters. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Kilbourne, Jean. Can't Buy Me Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Livesley, Jack, McMahon, Barrie, Pungente, John, Quin, Robyn. Meet the Media. Toronto: Globe/Modern Press, 1990.

Lusted, David, ed. The Media Studies Book: A Guide for Teachers. London: Routledge, 1991.

Masterman, Len. Teaching the Media. London: Comedia, 1985.

Media Literacy Resource Guide. Toronto: Ministry of Education, 1989. (Government of Ontario Book Store, 5th Floor, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, ON. M7A 1N8)

Potter, W. James. Media Literacy. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA, 1998.

Potter, W. James. Media Literacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.

Quart, Alissa. Branded: The Buying ad Selling of Teenagers. Cambridge: Perseus Publishing, 2003.

Schrank, Jeffrey. Understanding Mass Media. Lincolnwood: National Textbook Company, 1991.

Silverblatt, Art. Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1995.

Tolman, Elizabeth. Media Literacy: Educating for Today—and Tomorrow. Curriculum/Technology Quarterly, Spring 1993, 1-4.

Worsnop, Chris. Popular Culture. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1994.

Worsnop, Chris. Screening Images. Mississauga: Wright Communications, 1994.

Video / Film

Jolts and Tricks: How the Media Hook Kids. VHS. The National Institute on Media and the Family, 2002.

Mind Over Media: Helping Kids Get the Message. VHS. The National Education Association and Cable in the Classroom in collaboration with Court TV, 2001.

Stuart Hall: Representation and the Media. Dir. Sut Jhally. Perf. Stuart Hall. DVD. The Media Education Foundation, 1997.

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