Common Sense: 5 Questions Students Should Ask About Media

Help kids think critically about the media they consume and create. Digital and media literacy expand traditional literacy to include new forms of reading, writing, and communicating. The most powerful way for students to put these skills into practice is through both critiquing media they consume and analyzing media they create.

So, how should students learn to critique and analyze media? Most leaders in the digital and media literacy community use some version of five key questions. The questions below were developed by the Center for Media Literacy