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5 Key Concepts and Questions


5 Key Questions and Concepts for Media Literacy

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									                                                                                                                                                    Handout 6A

   CML’s Five Core Concepts & Five Key Questions

           Keywords                                   Core Concepts                              Key Questions

  #1        Authorship           All media messages are “constructed.”            Who created this message?

                                 Media messages are constructed using a creative What techniques are used to attract my
  #2           Format
                                 language with its own rules.                    attention?

                                 Different people experience the same media       How might different people understand this
  #3         Audience
                                 message differently.                             message differently?

                                                                                  What lifestyles, values and points of view are
  #4          Content            Media have embedded values and points of view.
                                                                                  represented in, or omitted from, this message?

                                 Most media are organized to gain profit          Why was this message sent?
  #5          Purpose
                                 and/or power.

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