Blog: March 2013

MLP Releases 20-Year Timeline

Want to know more about what Media Literacy Project has done in 20 years? We created a multimedia timeline that takes viewers on an interactive journey through our two decades of history. You can view slideshows, videos, and images in this special anniversary timeline.

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The 2013 Bad Ad and Counter Ad Winners

Each year students deconstruct media in Media Literacy Project's two national contests. Contestants have the opportunity to analyze bad print ads in an essay or create a visual counter message of a print ad. This year's Bad Ad and Counter Ad contests brought in nearly 300 entries and five talented students won cash prizes in this annual media literacy competition.

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Free is Not Sustainable

by Andrea Quijada, Media Literacy Project Executive Director

A couple of weeks ago I spent an amazing ten minutes watching Ron Finley’s TED talk. If you haven’t seen yet, I highly recommend it. In this video he shares his experience as a guerrilla gardener in South Central Los Angeles, and amidst brilliant sound bites like, “Growing your own food is like printing your own money,” and “Gardening is my graffiti,” Ron also states, “Free is not sustainable.”

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