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Advancing media engagement and creation through community learning, Media Smart Citizens empowers individuals with essential 21st-century skills. People spend nearly half of their waking hours interacting with media. Leading experts and organizations worldwide agree that media literacy is a human right that promotes greater inclusion and impacts all aspects of our lives. 

In this LibGuide you will find accessible media knowledge to critically examine content, evaluate sources, and use technology wisely. Explore to discover the power and potential of media, technology, and journalism. Media Smart Citizens is powered by a team of media experts, students, and alumni of The New School Media Management Graduate Program and Parsons School of Design, collaborating with staff at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library of The New York Public Library. Media Smart Citizens is a proud member of The UNESCO MIL Alliance, a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies.

Contact Us

The New York Public Library
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 340-0863

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Linda Saint Marc
Media Smart Citizens, Program Founder
Associate Professor of Professional Practice

The New School, School of Media Studies
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003


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