Making Sense of Media Network and Panel


Making sense of mediaOfcom's Making Sense of Media Network was established in July 2019, alongside our Making Sense of Media Panel.

Our Making Sense of Media Network currently has over 300 members, representing a variety of organisations in the UK and internationally. The purpose of the network is to increase collaboration, information-sharing and debate to improve media literacy in the UK.

We want to use our research and insights from across sectors as a foundation for developing the most effective initiatives and to inform media literacy policy. We want the network to continue to build and share evidence of UK adults’ and children’s understanding and use of electronic media.

Making Sense of Media Advisory Panel

Our Making Sense of Media Advisory Panel brings together expert representatives from across industry, the third sector and academia, to debate and inform the development of Ofcom’s media literacy research and policy work.

The panel's aims include:

  • the identification of potential new research areas
  • sharing of best practice from across the UK and internationally
  • consideration of how best to evaluate the impact of media literacy initiatives on people’s skills and critical understanding.