Cable in the Classroom is sponsoring its annual Media Smart Research Award:

Media literacy is a key 21st Century skill because it provides a framework and method to think critically about the media and technologies students and adults use for information and entertainment. Media literacy means knowing how to access, understand, analyze, evaluate and create media messages on television, the Internet and other outlets. It also means knowing how to use these and other technologies safely, productively and ethically.

The deadline for emerging media literacy scholars to submit materials is May 31.