Media Literacy

8 Gendered Relationship Tropes To Stop Romanticizing by Suzannah Weiss (
Article on common relationship representations shown in media

Common Sense Media (
Non-profit organization and comprehensive resource base featuring information for parents and children on a wide range of media topics

How Does Media Define Masculinity? By Jennifer Siebel Newsom (The Representation Project)
Range of age-appropriate videos and lessons on media and masculinity

How the Media Define Masculinity (Media Smarts)
Short, accessible article on mainstream media's definition of masculinity

Marketing, Media and Childhood (
Media literacy blog on a range of childhood topics

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds by Sue Shellbarger (Wall Street Journal)

Stats and tactics to help teens identify fake news

The Best Tips for Spotting Fake News in the Age of Trump by William Colglazier (Teen Vogue)
Teen-focused article on easy tactics to improve media literacy


How To Recognize A Fake News Story by Nick Robins-Early (Huffington Post)
Easy checklist on identifying fake news

How to Teach Media Literacy in Real Time to Kids by Kat Lazo (Everyday Feminism)
Easy to understand list of ways for parents to encourage media literacy

Teen Entertainment: Media and Technology (
Range of articles on advertising, screen time, gaming and other issues for teens

Media Literacy (Media Smarts)
PSAs, videos and posters to encourage media literacy

Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart (PBS Kids)
Child-focused games to increase advertising literacy

Men and Masculinity (Media Smarts)
Range of articles on men and male stereotypes in media

The Representation Project
"Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, or circumstance, can fulfill their human potential"