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

The media blackout along with the entire unit, truly helped me open my eyes and realize how messed up society is today, and how it is only getting worse. I no longer use my phone 90% of the time when I am sitting home “bored,” I now go out with friends and family and truly connect to them. I don’t constantly feel the need to check Snapchat, I still haven’t turned my notifications back on, it has been almost a month. I am happier now that I don’t pay as much attention to these unrealistic views of women. Media was a very important part of my life, but now I know the truth behind it. It is all fake.

Hannah Cottrell
Student, Canoga Park High School

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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