acknowledge privilege, or stop holding on to discriminatory views, our approach to social change is limited. We need to recognize our privileges and our social locations. CHAPTER 5: Media LiteracyWhen we hear the word media, a range of formats might come to mind. Media can refer to newspapers, the Internet, magazines, television shows, blogs, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, movies, advertisements, and so on. From the time we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, we are constantly surrounded by and engaging with different forms of media. However, the pervasiveness of the media means that we tend to take it for granted. We might assume, for example, that the news stories we consume are reliable sources of information about the world in which we live. We might dismiss advertisements as forms of media that affect other people, but not us. We might also think of social media technology as simply constituting a new way of sharing information and connecting with our friends.