The Association for Media Literacy-Nova Scotia was founded in 1992 to
promote an understanding of the mass media, their effects, how they are
made, by whom and for what reasons.
Media literacy advocates believe that an understanding of all aspects of mass media can result in a more democratic citizenship and better informed consumers.
"The information age isn't coming - it's here. And the most important skill we can have is the ability to understand and process information in our own best interests. Since we get much of our information from the media, media literacy can help." -Neil Anderson, Teacher