Media Literacy Legislation in Washington

In 2016 Washington was the first state to pass media literacy legislation, followed by further successes in 2017, 2019, 2021, and in 2022.  We are delighted that starting in 2019 our legislative mandates were accompanied with funding that have made a Media Literacy Grant Program possible and will now support a new Media Literacy Ambassadors Program.  We are also proud to now have the nation’s first Media Literacy Supervisor in our WA State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Senator Marko Liias, our media literacy champion since 2016, speaks about new proposed legislation to support teachers as they work with OSPI to integrate media literacy and digital citizenship into the learning standards in all content areas. Video courtesy of TVW.

Action for Media Literacy presents a book study for "Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World." You may earn up to 8 clock hours. Meeting dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7-8pm PT. Click this image to register.
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