This chapter explores the design principles that guide the development and implementation of civic media literacies. It presents many existing initiatives in media literacy, digital citizenship, and civic engagement that cultivate a sense of critical engagement in contemporary society. A range of new initiatives are making strong inroads in helping to equip young people with the skills and dispositions they need to be more "equitable, efficacious and self-protective civic actors." Civic media literacies will not succeed without media- and tech-savvy people who know how to employ and deploy media for civic ends. Civic media literacies embrace process and potential over product and outcomes. Focusing on processes allows for interventions to take many shapes and forms, and to apply skills and competencies where relevant and necessary. Texts in media literacy have long embraced processes of student involvement and participation in the design, implementation, and outcomes of media literacy experiences.