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Media literacy – the ability to critically consume and create media – is an essential skill in today’s world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex messages we receive from television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, signs, packaging, marketing materials, video games, recorded music, the Internet and other forms of media. They can understand not only the surface content of media messages (the “text”) but also the more important meanings (the “subtext”) hidden beneath the surface. People who are media literate can also create their own media, becoming active participants in our media culture.

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Channel One News is out of Rome, GA.

March 31, 2018
Channel One News is out of Rome, GA.

From Jim Metrock: The article below is from November 15, 2005. Since that time I have been to Italy and I still like Rome, Georgia better. I recently contacted the Rome City school district and found out that Channel One News is gone from its schools. I don’t know when it was given the...
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Wasting tax money: Was this video shown in schools?

September 16, 2012
Wasting tax money: Was this video shown in schools?

From Jim Metrock: Channel One’s Executive Producer published this video in 2010. Even though it was made available to the public, I didn’t discover it until recently. The video is below. At first it appears to be nothing more than a funny, tongue in cheek video made by fellow Channel One News employees to...
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