Media Awareness Pt. I

Media doesn’t always tell us what to think, but it often tells us what to think about. This workshop examines the implications of concentrated media ownership and how it may affect public perception and attitudes. It challenges youth to recognize media bias, to think critically about what’s said and not said in our mediated world, and to look at alternative options for gathering information as well as becoming media creators ourselves.

Learning Outcomes
  • To show young people that they already participate in media in many ways.
  • To give youth the confidence to tell their own stories and produce media as well as consume it.
  • To introduce key issues of corporate control of media and give participants tools for critical reading of media.
  • To explore media bias and objectivity.