why media matters

Key facets of identity — like gender, social class, age, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and disability — play prominent roles in the media we consume and create, determining how we see, understand, and experience the world and those we encounter in it.

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praise for critical media project

While teaching English in South Korea, I quickly learned that most of my students’ exposure to American culture was through popular music, television, and film. It was important for me to ensure that my students did not accept the images on their screens and the fragments of audio playing in their ears as truth, but as created messages that can be deciphered and questioned. The Critical Media Project provided me with relevant and current media examples that engaged students around conversations of gender, age, and race that not only encouraged students to question the media they saw but to also create their own empowering messages.

Stella Chung
Fullbright Scholar, English Teacher

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Keep Critical Media Project Going!

Demand for Critical Media Project services outpaces current resources. With new funding CMP could expand our outreach, grow our resources and content, develop training modules for teachers, and assess our impact and value. Please consider donating today! And thank you!

Our Funders

  • The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation