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Q: What do you think it would take to be considered “media literate”?
A: The media literate person can describe the role media play in his or her life, understands the basic conventions of various media, and enjoys their use in a deliberately conscious way.
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Media literacy is the ability to understand how mass media work, how they produce meanings, how they are organized, and how to use them wisely.
The media literate person can describe the role media play in his or her life. The media literate person understands the basic conventions of various media, and enjoys their use in a deliberately conscious way. The media literate person understands the impact of music and special effects in heightening the drama of a television program or film...this recognition does not lessen the enjoyment of the action, but prevents the viewer from being unduly credulous or becoming unnecessarily frightened. The media literate person is in control of his or her media experiences.
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