We are dedicated to promoting media literacy and helping people become smart media consumers. Media literacy is about learning to read the messages presented through television, movies, magazines and newspapers, advertisements, video games, music and the Internet.
We teach people the critical thinking skills that are necessary for understanding the complex messages presented by the media. Our mission is to give the public the tools to help them make a difference in their lives and the world around them. Our programs are based upon the thirteen best practices principles and constructivist learning theory.
About Ben Liu, M.Ed., M.P.A.
Ben Liu is the founder of bliuHarp Media and maintains the “Media Literacy Matters” blog. He is a media educator and photojournalist. He holds a Master of Education from Texas Tech University, a Master of Public Administration from Wayland Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from San José State University.
Liu is dedicated to public service. He began his career as a journalist, using photography and writing as tools to inform and educate the public on important social issues that affect their lives and the world. From September 2008 to December 2009, he was appointed to and served on the Park and Recreation Commission for the City of Union City, CA. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Iraq-Afghanistan War.