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Ed Web: Websites on Media Literacy and Advertising

By Bakari Chavanu

Adbusters Media Founeadin"dation (www.adbusters.org) Produces spoof ads, uncommercials, and media critiques in an attempt to "clean up advertising and consumerism's polluting effects on the mental and physical environment."

Cable in the Classroom Online ( www.ciconline.com) A public service effort supported by 41 national cable networks and over 8,500 local cable companies. Provides a free cable connection and over 540 hours per month of commercial-free educational programming to schools.

Center for Commercial Free Education (www.commercialfree.org) Practical strategies for education activists who want to address the growing commercialism in education.

Center for Media Literacy (www.medialit.org) Provides workshops and a catalog of useful media-literacy kits, books, and resources for the classroom and community.

Children Now (www.childrennow.org/media/media.html) The latest study from this research group is "Boys to Men: Media Messages About Masculinity." Previous studies include "A Different World: Children's Perspectives on Race and Class in the Media."

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