Media Literacy Project Says Goodbye After 22 Years
Dear MLP Community,
We’re writing to share some hard news. As of June 30th, Media Literacy Project will be permanently closed.
The simple and short reason is that we don’t have the resources that we need to sustain our organization. We have struggled to navigate foundation funding in the midst of losing a large percent of our earned income. We know we are not alone. We have watched with trepidation and sadness as organizations near and dear to us have been forced to close over the past few years. We are now in a position where our work, and the resources we need to maintain it, has become unsustainable. The staff, along with our board of advisors, made the difficult decision that it’s time for MLP, in its current form, to come to an end.
For 22 years MLP has provided media literacy workshops, trainings, and curricula to educators and organizers across the country, and to Mexico, Tunisia, Venezuela, Uganda, Germany, United Kingdom, and more. For eight years we have advocated and organized for media justice on the ground in New Mexico working on issues such as the digital television transition, prison phone rates, low-power FM radio, lifeline, and net neutrality. We are proud of what we have accomplished.
To remain accountable to New Mexico, we have been working with our partners locally to ensure that some of our work will live on. Generation Justice will continue to engage New Mexico voices in shaping media policy and is the new NM regional anchor for the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net). Quote Unquote houses Radio Burque, a low-power FM radio station that will be up and running within the next few months. The NM Digital Justice Coalition will also live on. Please contact any of our partners directly to stay connected.
This website will remain functional so that you can access our deconstruction gallery and other resources. In addition, some of our curricula will be available for sale through Media Education Foundation.
If you, or someone you know, would like a media literacy training please contact Andrea Quijada or Jessica Collins.
We thank each of you for your support over our many years and we look forward to building with you in new ways.
Andrea, Jessica, Neza, Joseph, and Ramiro