A one-of-a-kind digital literacy initiative

Local Media Association is proud to partner with Google, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Stanford History Education Group, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education in an effort to arm the next generation of newsreaders with the tools and techniques necessary to be smarter consumers of news and information online.

Our mission is to help tweens and teens learn how they can fact-check the news and content they consume, sorting fact from falsehood, before they share it out on their social media channels.

“We all know how vital journalistic credibility is to our future,” LMA President Nancy Lane said. “MediaWise is designed to strengthen the relationships we’ve built with our community. Local news producers are credible and authentic. MediaWise creates a pathway for our publishers and general managers to proactively reach out in a meaningful way to a future generation of local news consumers looking for direction.”

LMA is taking an important role in the overall MediaWise project by working with the in-person teaching sessions being held across the country with teens. Both big and small events are on the docket and we are looking for schools to host the project.

If you want MediaWise to come do an event at your school, you can email us at

Important links and information about MediaWise:

Stanford University is writing curriculum based on professional fact-checking skills that will be taught in high schools and middle schools across the country this fall. Learn more here.

Learn more about the project and stay up to date with the newest information on the Poynter MediaWise website. Check it out here.

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