According to the Center for Media Literacy, being media literate:
- Provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages
- Builds an understanding of the role of media in society
- Develops essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy
The American Press Institute provides many different resources that educators, parents and students can use to better understand how news and media work. Visit API’s online youth news literacy resources for curricula, teacher guides and more.