Association for Media Literacy, AML. Not-for-profit, charitable group of professionals, parents, and media members that help develop an informed, critical understanding of the nature of media, their techniques, and their impact. In Canada, since 1978.
Center for Media and Social Impact, CMSI. Innovation research center and lab that creates, studies and showcases media for social impact; at the School of Communication of American University.
Center for Media Literacy, CML. Educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and evidence-based educational resources nationally and internationally.
Common Sense. Nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives by providing trustworthy information, education, and an independent voice for all to thrive. Lesson plans, research and more!
Critical Media Project, CMP. Free media literacy web resource for educators and students (ages 8-21) that enhances young people’s critical thinking and empathy, and builds on their capacities to advocate for change around questions of identity. From USC Annenberg.
Frontline PBS Videos on Media Literacy. Collection of videos and sources for teachers on media literacy.
Internet Archive, aka The Wayback Machine. Non-profit library of millions of free archived books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Media Education Foundation, MEF. Produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. In Resources, see downloadable Discussion Guides, Lessons & Ideas, full transcripts of each fim, and more.
Media Education Lab (University of Rhode Island). Resources, lesson plans, and events that bolster interdisciplinary approaches to research and practice relating to communication, media studies, and education.
Moyers on Democracy. Journalism produced by Bill Moyers and his team over the past 40-plus years. Includes an interactive timeline of Moyers’s career, podcasts, and a video archive of 1,000 archived programs, video clips and online-original segments. Visit the video collection pages.
Museum of Hoaxes. The museum of hoaxes challenges misinformation that circulates online throughout history and the contemporary moment.
National Association for Media Literacy Education, NAMLE. Leading nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing media literacy education in the United States.
National Council of Teachers of English, NCTE. Professional membership group applying the power of language and literacy to actively pursue justice and equity for students and educators. Oldest U.S. organization of pre-K through graduate school literacy educators. View NCTE's (2019) Critical Media Literacy task force report here.
Pew Research Center. Nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Reports and data on digital media, journalism, social and technology trends for the USA.
Take Part: Big Issues. Articles and documentaries examining the world's enduring challenges relating to the environment, justice, human rights, global healthy and development, food, & education.
UCLA Center X. UCLA research center of 100+educators working across multiple programs (Teacher Education Program and Principal Leadership Institute) and many professional development initiatives. Together, we work to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.