Critical media literacy aims to expand the notion of literacy to include different forms of media culture, information and communication technologies and new media, as well as deepen the potential of literacy education to critically analyze relationships between media and audiences, information and power.

A multi-perspectival approach addressing issues of gender, race, class and power is used to explore the inter-connections of media literacy, cultural studies and critical pedagogy.

Kellner, D. & Share, J. Critical media literacy is not an option.