Media Expert Witnesses & Media Literacy

Media experts may consult on the media culture, media formats, media education, and related issues. On July 13, 2011, US Senate Bill 1354 — Healthy Media for Youth Act was introduced and deals with media literacy. The Center For Media Literacy writes:

Media literacy, therefore, is about helping students become competent, critical and literate in all media forms so that they control the interpretation of what they see or hear rather than letting the interpretation control them…. Len Masterman, the acclaimed author of Teaching the Media, calls it “critical autonomy” or the ability to think for oneself.

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