Bringing Media Literacy Lessons to Black and Latinx Youth

With support from the Zwick Impact Fund, researchers Alice Huguet and Andrea Prado Tuma are working to bring media literacy lessons to Black and Latinx youth. They are developing lesson plans and creating classroom materials that middle school teachers can use to cultivate students' interest in policy issues and engage youth in policy discussions while fostering media literacy competencies.

The project builds on RAND's media literacy standards to combat Truth Decay. It is designed to help students navigate complex and rapidly evolving media and technology landscapes, and includes partnering with youth organizations that serve students of color to ensure the lesson design is relevant to audiences that are generally underrepresented in research fields.

The Zwick Impact Fund, which helps researchers extend the impact of their research, was established by a $1 million donation by the late Charles Zwick, a longtime RAND trustee and a RAND alumnus, and Barbara Zwick.

Read more about the researchers and their innovative work, as well as how it connects with racial equity, in this recent Q&A discission.