Center for Media Education

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The Center for Media Education (CME) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) "organization dedicated to improving the quality of the electronic media. CME fosters telecommunications policy making in the public interest through its research, advocacy, public education, and press activities."[1]



  • In 1999 they received $150,000 from the Smith Richardson Foundation for their Teens and Digital Media project: "Kathryn Montgomery will research and write a report on how digital media shape the culture of American teenagers. She will analyze the content of Internet services created for teens and assess the economic and technological forces that are shaping the media culture for teens."[5]
  • In 1999, they received a three-year grant of $600,000 from the Carnegie Corporation "as a final grant toward public education and advocacy on behalf of children’s interests in the electronic media."[6]
  • In 2000, they received $125,000 from the Ford Foundation "For public education and local constituency building on policy issues related to high-speed networks."
  • In 2002 they received a $40,000 grant from the Open Society Institute "To support youth media groups' education and engagement around open-access issues on the Internet."[7]


"The Center's two current projects are the Campaign for Kids' TV, aimed at improving the quality of children's television, and the Future of Media Project, dedicated to fostering a public interest vision for the new media and information superhighway of the 21st century." [8]


Center for Media Education, 2120 L Street,
NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 331-7833
Web: (not working)

Resources and articles


  1. Center for Media Education, Design on Design, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Meet the Doctoral Students, Philip Merrill College of Education, accessed July 7, 2007.
  3. What's on Channel 1?, CorpWatch, accessed July 7, 2007.
  4. Grants: Year 1995, Nathan Cummings Foundation, accessed July 7, 2007.
  5. Grants to Center for Media Education, Media Transparency, accessed July 7, 2007.
  6. Carnegie Newsline April 1999, Carnegie Corporation, accessed July 7, 2007.
  7. Youth Media: grantees, Open Society Institute, accessed July 7, 2007.
  8. Undated, Oregon College of Education, accessed December 30, 2006.