Critical Media Literacy - NCTE

NCTE’s Task Force on Critical Media Literacy was convened in June 2020 and charged with assessing the current national landscape of policies, practices, resources, and dialogue related to critical media literacy education.

Task Force Report

Read the report from the Task Force on Critical Media Literacy here.

Call to Action: Critical Media Literacy

The report from the Task Force on Critical Media Literacy and its recommendations are a call to action for NCTE and its members. Please complete the form below with your thoughts on supporting critical media literacy in our discipline and in our classrooms.

Call to Action: Critical Media Literacy

Policy Brief

In April 2021, the NCTE Squire Office of Policy Research published Critical Media Literacy and Popular Culture in ELA Classrooms, a policy brief by Jamila Lyiscott (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Nicole Mirra (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University). Download the brief here.

Trust Me Documentary Screening

Consistent with the recommendations of the Task Force on Critical Media Literacy, NCTE members are invited to view an advance screening of Trust Me, a feature documentary that explores manipulation and misinformation at the intersection of human nature and information technology and explains how that drives a need for media literacy.

The documentary will be available for streaming from May 7 to June 30, 2021. NCTE members will find a promo code for a 50% discount on access to the documentary in their latest issue of INBOX. Access the documentary here.

NCTE will also host a June 17 panel discussion centering on the film and the need for critical media literacy. Learn more.