Media Literacy Profile of a Media Literate person

Why is so important to be media literate and what do you need to know to be considered such.

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Media Literacy Profile of a Media Literate person by Mind Map: Media Literacy  Profile of a Media Literate person

1. Understands Basic One-to-One Interpersonal Communication

2. Understands how media works

3. Asks lots of questions - always

4. Understands mainstream media and the owners, motives and business interests behind it

5. Knows how to use basic new media communication technologies like digital cameras, camcorders, YouTube, Flickr and so on

6. Uses daily new media communication technologies for publishing such as Blogs and RSS

7. Knows How to Search for specific information on the Web

8. Understands the concept of subjective reality, personal perception, and multiple viewpoints

9. Has developed a network of independent news sources to tap into

10. Is familiar with social media and networking tools from delicious, to Digg, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Myspace and Twitter

11. Is able to write different types of content, utilizes appropriate language and structures according to needs

12. Knows how to empathize