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Revising The Media Literacy Critical Questions

The Media Literacy Smartphone was build on a long history of critical reflection of media messages. The Media Education Lab is improving the resources for practitioners of media literacy in K-12 and post-secondary education. And in order to update them, we look to redesign the critical questions for analyzing a media text to support learners and educators of all ages. Join us as we examine the existing Media Literacy Smartphone and collaborate on an enhanced tool that reflects contemporary application in the classroom.


Learn more about our Media Literacy Smartphone

DATE: Wednesday, March 27th 
TIME: 12PM & 7PM (EST) | 4PM & 11PM (GMT) | 9:30PM & 4:30AM (IST) 
LOCATION: Online. Click here to Register



Yonty Friesem is the Executive Director of Media Education Lab and an Associate Professor of Communication at Columbia College Chicago. Yonty's work and research on youth media focus on advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for all learners and educators. Yonty applies trauma-informed and healing-centered practices using media education as civic engagement.


Mark Davis is a digital literacy educator with over twenty years of K-12 public service. He advocates for inclusive practices supporting media education and computational thinking. Mark is a freelance graphic designer and educational consultant, with a Ph.D in Education focused on infographic literacy.  His wife and two children reside in Massachusetts, where he enjoys photography, cooking, and tinkering.


Shared Resources: 

NAMLE Core Principles: 

NAMLE Key Questions: 

MediaLitKit of the Center for Media literacy: 

Project Look Sharp Critical questions: 

MediaSmarts Core Concepts: 

The Association for Media Literacy Triangled Questions: