This site represents two editions of a guidebook for media literacy.
"In a short and readable format, ... [the second edition]: - Provides a complete framework for critical inquiry, using CML’s Five Core Concepts, and Five Key Questions for both construction and deconstruction of media, along with handouts. - Gives explanations and Guiding Questions to illustrate how to connect the Key Questions when consuming or producing or participating with media. - Provides in-depth explanations and the foundational role of the Five Key Questions of Media Literacy. - Offers a sample inquiry into visual language: ... How to Conduct a ‘Close Analysis' of a Media ‘Text'..." (SECOND EDITION, ¶4). The first edition, available in English and Spanish, explores a "framework for deconstruction or critical analysis of media . . . from the point of view of media consumers" (FIRST EDITION, ¶1).
This page also links to a one-page PDF listing "... Five Key Questions for deconstructing media" (FIRST EDITION, ¶1).
In light of recent human disasters in Japan, this post explores media literacy. It explains and illustrates how news media have changed, why and how media are conveying the content that they do, and how to evaluate information and opinions from a wide variety of readily available sources.