Allison Butler, an advisor and lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has recently launched a certificate program for Media Literacy. An up and coming concentration to Media Studies, Media Literacy centers around the ability to think critically of our own media.
How does social media effect the way we construct our identities? What can we learn about the representation of minorities from our favorite TV shows? What does the evening news teach us about third world countries? It seems, the media can provide our youth a much greater understanding of themselves and their world; that is only, if we teach them.