The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has named Dr. Renee Hobbs as its most recent OITP Fellow. Her term extends through 2012.
Renee Hobbs and Katie Donnelly have just published a chapter in the new book, Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom, edited by Martine Courant Rife, Shaun Slattery and Daniele Nicole Devoss. The book brings together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and
Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office enables users who believe that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) limits their fair use rights to use copyrighted material
Filmmaker and former Media Education Lab faculty Eugene Martin gave a dynamite presentation about his upcoming film, "The Anderson Monarchs" at TEDxYouth in Santa Monica. Check it out!
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Renee Hobbs has published an article in School Library Journal about strategies for cultivating intellectual curiosity with digital and media literacy. Check it out here!
Food marketers are under mounting pressure to either change their advertising tactics aimed at kids, or the foods they promote to young people. Professor Renee Hobbs, BTMM/MMC of Temple’s Media Education Lab said she expects the Federal Trade Commission and health advocates to pressure companies such as McDonald’s and Kellogg’s to adopt the recommendations. At this point, they are voluntary. “The government wants them to not use Toucan Sam and all the
A model copyright policy helps students and educators make wise decisions when it comes to the use of copyrighted content in digital media production
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People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.- Fiona Apple