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Mapping Impactful Media Literacy Practices

Project Leads

Paul Mihailidis
Srividya Ramasubramanian
Melissa Tully
Bobbie Foster Bhusari
Patrick R. Johnson
Sydney Angove
Emily Riewestahl
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Problem Space

While calls for media literacy practices to better support an equitable society are increasing within the field (and society at large), there remains a gap between how impactful media literacy practices are defined and how they are connected to equitable goals supporting just and inclusive futures.

Proposed Intervention

The report: Equity and Impact in Media Literacy Practice: Mapping the Field in the United States, shares extensive research findings that show how impact and equity are approach in media literacy education. The guide: Field Guide for Equitable Media Literacy Practice, offers resources, activities and approaches for media literacy educators to consider how their practice can be more equity- and inclusion-oriented.

Social Impact

The report brings together decades of research across multiple fields with the experience of more than 700 media literacy educators in the field today, for anyone to read and learn and develop in their own practice. The field guide offers a broad road map for practitioners to adapt to their specific learning environment. Together, these elements advances an ecosystem approach, connecting and enabling practitioners to center equity in their context.

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