"A work that comprehensively surveys the knowledge and skills that encompass not only critical media literacy, but the broader corpus of media literacy and its various subdisciplines. The Media and Me
will excite, sometimes overwhelm, and always challenge both educators and students to think differently about the media they encounter and consume. Texts like this one are crucial in a world that is awash in messages that we are left to navigate without so much as a lifejacket."
–Michael A. Spikes,
lecturer & curriculum specialist at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications
"The Media and Me
is an engaging read, a must-have reference, and a prep course for citizen media literacy in the 21st century. With Big Tech and e-textbooks the new classroom norm, The Media and Me
may be the single most important book for young students in becoming media literate citizens. It should be required reading for the i-Gen."
, author of "I Have Nothing to Hide" and 20 Other Myths about Privacy and Surveillance
"This book is a valuable resource that all teens should read. The text provides an expansive overview of issues, terms, concepts, and examples to think about when engaging with media. Since this is a topic in which so few texts are written for teens, this book is essential to help them think more critically and question the very media they are using every day." –Jeff Share
, PhD, co-author of The Critical Media Literacy Guide: Engaging Media and Transforming Education
"The Media and Me
offers young people the knowledge, ideas, and skills to become media literate, expanding their vision, intellect, and identity. It's an invaluable resource for writing young people back into the script of empowerment and democracy."
, author of Pedagogy of Resistance: Against Manufactured Ignorance
"Timely and accessible ... The Media and Me
provides an up-to-date survey of how to make sense of contemporary media in language young adults will understand and appreciate."
, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, North Central College
"We have needed a book like this for a long time, and here it is at last! The Media and Me
isn't a boring school textbook, but an exciting invitation to think critically about the media that surround us. It deals with complicated issues in very clear language, without being patronizing or simplistic. It explains the connections between our everyday experiences and the bigger social, economic, and political forces that shape our lives. And it makes a powerful call for action, to change our media system. This is a book that everybody should read."
, Professor, Loughborough University and King's College London, UK