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Media Literacy
Media literacy is the ability to access, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and use all forms of media from direct mail pieces to newspaper articles and television advertisements to Internet content. Media literacy includes understanding that because different people interpret messages in different ways, the media often change their message about the same product or issue to fit their intended audience.
-National Middle School Association, October, 2001 Classroom Connection

Does the media distort our vision of reality?  You be the judge! Check out this video:



Commercials and advertising campaigns are entertaining, but think about the ultimate goal of the advertiser.  We need to keep our critical thinking skills at work at all times! 

More information about digital media literacy is available on this PBS site.