"Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing. Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens" (NAMLE).
How can you be sure that the information you find through Google or the library is going to be useful for your assignment? Use the SIFT method to learn how to sort out the good stuff from the iffy stuff. You can also consult our Avoiding Bad or Fake News guide.
*Design layout for SIFT based on shared image from the University of Oregon