We came across this infographic about media ownership, and thought it was a great example of why media literacy is so important. In a world where 90% of our media are controlled by just six companies, it is crucial that people learn how to filter their information, think critically, and use media in the pursuit of free speech and democracy. The LAMP promotes all of these things, all year long, and this year, we’re asking for just $11 from you to support our free media literacy programs. (Why $11? In honor of 2011. We’ve had a fantastic year.) Nobody else is doing what we’re doing, in the way we do it–bringing hands-on media literacy workshops straight to the doorsteps of communities throughout all of New York City. Click here to support our work with a gift of $11 right now.
Here’s a portion of the stunning infographic mentioned above. For the full piece, click here.