The most potent weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. – Steve Biko
Ask the Mediatrician (Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health)
Association for Media Literacy (Canada)
Center for Media Literacy (Current resources as well as an extensive archive).
Consortium for Media Literacy (Addresses the role of global media through the advocacy, research and design of media literacy education for youth, educators and parents. The Consortium is building a body of research, interventions and communication that demonstrate scientifically that media literacy is an effective intervention strategy in addressing critical issues for youth.)
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Hedges, Chris. New York: Nation Books, 2009.
Fame Junkies: the Hidden Truths behind America’s Favourite Addiction. Halpern, Jake. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Generation Digital: Politics and Commerce in the Age of the Internet. Montgomery, Katheryn C. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.
Hey Kidz: Buy this Book! Moore, Anne Elizabeth. A primer on using media education to get young people interested in activism. Download for free.
Impressions (A media education resource).
Just Think (Igniting Young Minds Through Media Education)
“Managing the Media Monster: The Influence of Media (From Television to Text Messages) on Teen Sexual Behavior and Attitudes.” Brown, Sarah. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2009.
Media Awareness Network (Canada)
Media Education Foundation (Films and videos on the media and social issues, as well as fact sheets, posters and handouts on deconstructing ads).
Media Education Lab (Curriculum materials, workshops and seminars, teaching resources)
Media Literacy: A Reader. Macedo, Donaldo P. and Steinberg, Shirley R. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse (An extensive source of resources for educators, including articles, ads, curricula, and more).
Media Literacy Series for Students in Grades 3 to 5. Capstone Press, 2007. (Six books by leading media literacy scholars).
Media Smart (A media literacy program from the UK for 6 to 11-year-olds).
Media-Smart Youth (An interactive education program focusing on media, nutrition, and physical activity for young people ages 11 to 13).
Mental Engineering (Comedians and professors dissect TV commercials on television).
My Pop Studio (A creative play experience that strengthens media literacy and critical thinking skills for girls).
NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education)
Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide. Baker, Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Project Look Sharp (Provides materials, training and support for teachers and evaluates media literacy programs. Free classroom-ready media literacy curriculum kits for social studies and other subjects).
Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English. Hobbs, Renee. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007.
Rethinking Media Education: Critical Pedagogy and Identity Politics. Nowak, Anita, Abel, Sue, and Ross, Karen. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2007.
Teaching Media Literacy: A How-to-Do-It Manual. De Abreu, Belinha. New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, 2007.