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Media Watch

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General Agency Information
Name: Media Watch
Address: PO Box: 618
Santa Cruz,  CA  95061
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-423-6355
Days/Hours of Operation: By Appointment
Description: Our mission is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased information commonly found in the media through education and action. Media Watch endorses media literacy as part of standard curriculum in the K-12 educational system. We provide ACTION newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media. We do not endorse any form of censorship, especially the continued silencing of marginalized groups. Corporate owned media is known to use any image or story to manipulate buying power and sway public opinion, without regard to the harm engendered by their messages. We believe people’s health, safety and right to accurate information must take priority over profit, which is not the case in today’s commercial media landscape.
Publications: Media Watch News, online archive
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
United States
Funding Source: Donations
Proceeds from Sales
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Ann Simonton
Contact Persons: Ann Simonton
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Adolescents
Human Rights Groups
Media Interest Groups
Political Action/Lobbying Groups
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Youth Development
This agency was last updated on April 26, 2018.