We need you to help us elevate media literacy and digital citizenship education as priorities in schools. Students need critical thinking skills to challenge powerful media messages from ideological and corporate sources.

With your help we will introduce our new model bill in 3 to 5 states in the next few months. The bill will help jumpstart conversations around the country among media literacy experts, advocates, parents, and lawmakers. This fundraising campaign will help us get our bill introduced into statehouses around the country and get that bill to governors’ desks to be signed into law.

Media messages and the systems behind those messages are having a huge influence on our lives and our society today. That's why, at Media Literacy Now, we’re leading an education policy initiative to build digital citizenship by teaching media literacy skills to all students.

We've built a grassroots network and inspired many people to take action. This year, we helped get two bills passed into law to help children, families, and schools, face the challenges of new digital technologies.

With your help, we can keep supporting our advocates with tools and resources. Please give today and help us give all students the tools they need to decipher the messages from all media.

Media Literacy Now is 501(c)4 non-profit organization.

For more information: MediaLiteracyNow.org


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Ryan Dalton endorsed

    “Recent events have shown us just how important media literacy is in a thriving democracy. I'm grateful to Media Literacy Now for their efforts to find solutions to the growing problem of misinformation.”

  • T. endorsed

    “We just HAVE to be smart and educated about the media, and young people need this education now more than ever. Media Literacy Now is doing great, very badly needed work!”

  • Komi endorsed

    “Very important and crucial for everyone even to young children because we live in an opened world where visual information which is the key challenge of the Digatal Revolution.But what kind of citizen are we? Are we aware about the information,s daily addiction? What about our children? Which kind of coaching do we develop to help them? To answer these questions, it is very vital to act now.”

  • Alan Berry endorsed

    “Being a critical media consumer and an active, responsible media producer are vital survival skills in the digital age.”

  • Alicia Haywood endorsed

    “Essential.”

January 18, 2017

Goal reached and exceeded!

Thanks to a couple of additional donations, we reached our goal, and then went beyond. We raised over $2,000, which will be put to immediate use building tools and developing resources for our state advocates, and for raising awareness of media literacy, the need, and the policy solutions we offer.

(We'll be making a public announcement of donors soon. If you listed yourself as anonymous, and want to continue to remain so, please email me at emcneill@medialiteracynow.org. I no longer have access to that information through Crowdpac.)

January 5, 2017

Thank you

Thank you so much for your support of our end of year fundraiser. We got very, very close to our goal. I truly appreciate your willingness to chip in. And with our current shoestring budget, this fundraiser is a significant part of our projected minimum budget. This will enable us to implement our plans to promote our new model policy this year. I do think we are on the verge of some very big steps this year. If you're not on our mailing list, please go to the website and sign up to keep up to date on our progress.

By the way, we were featured in Youth Today newspaper this week.


December 29, 2016

Thank you! Almost there

Thank you so much for all your support, your donations, your endorsements, and shares to social media. To know that you are out there pulling for us is immeasurably motivating and gratifying.

Just under three days to go and less than $100 to get to our goal. I think we'll get there!

I want you to know that we have released a new advocates' tool, a short video to explain the basics of media literacy. It's called "What is Media Literacy?" You can see it here:

https://youtu.be/4T722C_5chI

The video is a crucial tool that advocates have been looking for to help make their discussions more effective. You can use it to explain how media literacy works and why it's important, in any group you interact with- family, friends, teachers, organizations, officials, etc.


December 12, 2016

Washington Post highlights the work of Media Literacy Now

Media Literacy Now is quoted in a Washington Post article today:

After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news

We are now over two-thirds of the way to our goal!

Thank you for your donations and endorsements. Please help spread the word. In this fake news age, Media literacy has never been more important, and we are forging the way to ensure all of our young people have the chance to learn essential critical thinking skills.

November 25, 2016

Twenty percent milestone reached!

Thank you!

Have you seen this study? Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

"Many people assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally perceptive about what they find there," said Professor Sam Wineburg, the lead author of the report. "Our work shows the opposite to be true."

Just in time, we've got a model bill and we're getting lawmakers to pay attention.

Please endorse the campaign and share with your networks as we get ready for #Giving Tuesday."

November 16, 2016

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • S.O.C.K.S. USA endorsed

  • vep jarrett endorsed

  • Ryan Dalton endorsed

    “Recent events have shown us just how important media literacy is in a thriving democracy. I'm grateful to Media Literacy Now for their efforts to find solutions to the growing problem of misinformation.”

  • Eric Smith endorsed

  • T. endorsed

    “We just HAVE to be smart and educated about the media, and young people need this education now more than ever. Media Literacy Now is doing great, very badly needed work!”

  • Komi endorsed

    “Very important and crucial for everyone even to young children because we live in an opened world where visual information which is the key challenge of the Digatal Revolution.But what kind of citizen are we? Are we aware about the information,s daily addiction? What about our children? Which kind of coaching do we develop to help them? To answer these questions, it is very vital to act now.”

  • Alan Berry endorsed

    “Being a critical media consumer and an active, responsible media producer are vital survival skills in the digital age.”

  • Alicia Haywood endorsed

    “Essential.”