We are the most heavily mediated society in world history. Powerful media tools—print, radio, television, the Internet—can bring a rich diversity of information into every home and school. Yet just a few corporate players control much of the media system that shapes our culture. Free of funding from Big Media corporations, ACME will:

* Develop, distribute and promote media literacy curricula that encourage critical thinking and free expression, examine the corporate media system, and inspire active participation in society;

* Advocate independent media-making as a critical part of a democratic society and vibrant culture; and

* Support local, state, and national media reform efforts.