January 7, 2020

EDC Talks: Media Literacy in the Spotlight

Teachers have a key role in helping young people understand media.

The need for young people to be savvy consumers of media is continually evolving, thanks to rapid technological advancements. The Internet, social media, and other tools have all reshaped the way we create, access, and interpret media.

“More and more we are hearing how necessary [media literacy] is, how it’s influencing how we participate in society, and how we protect ourselves online and in our communities,” says EDC’s Tony Streit.

Besides his work at EDC, Streit is also the board president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), a network of educators, researchers, and policymakers working together to advance media literacy practice in the United States. In this video, he discusses his work to promote media literacy, as well as the important role educators can play in teaching young people to be media literate.