The media plays an important role in shaping public awareness and providing information that shapes attitudes and public opinion. Media is an increasingly powerful tool whether it’s television, radio, or the internet. Social media is quickly expanding its influence on all aspects of our lives. What should the role of the media be in our society, and what purposes does it serve? Does the media play a positive or negative role in our society as innovative technologies continue to increasingly “connect” everyone to the world around them?
Media Breaker/Studios: Break the ElectionMediaBreaker/Studios is a free online learning tool to help students understand how media impact elections and the media. With Break the Election, students remix and critique political commercials, news coverage and more to learn about techniques of persuasion, bias and misinformation. Break the Election helps students learn and practice media literacy skills.