"Comprehensive media education is the most exciting trend in school
reform today. It leads our children, and eventually our society, to
become media literate. Media literacy is defined as the ability to
access, analyze, evaluate and produce information through a variety of
mass media forms."___Deirdre Downs
The following are articles on media literacy. La Plaza is grateful to the authors for allowing us to reprint them.
Taos Talking Picture Festival - Media Literacy Conference
- Transcripts from the Media Literacy Conference which was held in Taos, NM April 6 - 9, 1995.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know:
- The Center for Education & LifeLong Learning supports a broad range of KQED
programming for children, students, childcare providers, parents, adult students and teachers.
Cable in the Classroom
- An initiative by
Canada's cable companies and programming services to provide
copyright-cleared, commercial free, educationally relevant French and
English television programming for Canadian schools.
Association for Media Literacy/Nova Scotia
Media Literacy On-Line Project Web Site
Media Literacy On-Line Project Gopher
Children and Television: From Global ChildNet
Child Safety on the Information Superhighway
The Media & Communications Studies Page
- British Gateway to Web Resources. Useful in academic studies of Media and Communications.
American Communications Association WWW Site
- Links to sites of interest to Educators.
History of Communication Media Technologies
- Interesting site with growing list of Internet Resources related to communication media history
Media Education Foundation
- The Media Education Foundation is a non-profit organization, devoted to producing educational materials that highlight the important role that the media play in the lives of all Americans. Believing that an educated citizenry is the key to ensuring a vibrant democracy, MEF is committed to ensuring the spread of media literacy.
Last update: February 11, 1996. For questions or comments send email to email@example.com