Quotes about media and information

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Media Literacy: Quotes

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Media literacy is not just important, it's absolutely critical. It's going to make the difference between whether kids are a tool of the mass media or whether the mass media is a tool for kids to use. Just as we would not traditionally assume that someone is literate if they can read but not write, we should not assume that someone possesses media literacy if they can consume but not express themselves. All this stuff - about the materiality of the network, what it's made of, and how it works - should be part of a basic media literacy, because we depend on this technology for more and more aspects of our day-to-day lives. I think visual literacy and media literacy is not without value, but I think plain old-fashioned text literacy and mathematical literacy are much more powerful and flexible ways to organize your mind.

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The use of media presupposes an expanded definition of 'text' Media literacy is critically important to a democratic society. The great journalist IF Stone told journalism students there are two words they should remember: governments lie. I think many people have a natural skepticism about what government officials say. The problem is when the media act as a megaphone for those in power.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "media" Showing of A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. So I ask, in my writing, What is real?

Media literacy is being able to engage not just with the immediate content of a media text, but also to be able to apply knowledge and understanding of institutional factors that have an impact on shaping the text itself and on the messages and values embedded within the text. Media literacy also involves knowledge and understanding of how different audiences in different times places may interpret the text in different ways. We need a sustained K media literacy program—something to teach kids not only how to use the media but how the media uses them. Kids need to know how particular messages get crafted and why, what devices are used to hold their attention and what ideas are left out. In a culture where media is pervasive and invasive, kids need to think critically about what they see, hear and read. It means having the skills to understand and interact with the media analytically, critically and knowledgeably. Media literacy is an expanded information and communication skill that is responsive to the changing nature of information in our society.


  1. Calvin T. says:

    6 quotes have been tagged as media-literacy: Germany Kent: 'If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not.

  2. Armand R. says:

    Fake News and Media Literacy: What People Are Saying - The LAMP

  3. Petra D. says:

    Media Literacy: Quotes - Media Literacy Clearinghouse

  4. Branwatinti says:

    Tell us in the comments or on Twitter about any we missed!

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