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Media literacy

Media literacy is the skill of understanding the nature of communications, particularly in regard to telecommunications and mass media.

The concept applies to a variety of ideas that attempt to explain how media convey their messages and why.

Major topics discussed as a part of media literacy include

The concept of media literacy as topic of education first really arose in the 1980s and has become a standard topic of study in school in many countries.

Proponents of media literacy include:

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