According to Renee Hobbs, "When it comes to the lies and misinformation that's available about the Holocaust, unless you have a lot of background knowledge, unless you're already pretty knowledgeable, it's challenging to figure out what's accurate and what's inaccurate." Listen to this podcast produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn more.
We urge the U.S. Dept of Commerce to ensure economic development of the Internet economy through robust support of fair use in education.
Learn about the experiences and observations of a group of students who examined press coverage of the flash mobs in Philadelphia and created simple Scratch interactive videogames.
The Media Education Lab hosted several copyright education events during the spring and summer of 2010. At a train
Renee Hobbs was featured on a segment about children and cell phones on WPSG, Philly CW on August 26, 2010. Watch the segment here.
To promote a broader public discussion and explore what collaborations might help achieve widespread digital literacy, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program has commissioned Professor Renee Hobbs to prepare an action agenda that addresses these needs. Hobbs' recommendations will be released as a white paper in the fall.
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Fall 2011 internship opportunities are available at the Media Education Lab.
NBC10 in Philadelphia brought a news camera to visit the Powerful Voices for Kids program this summer and discovered that children are taking flash mobs very seriously. But what children discovered was that television news is not a window on the world. Because of the speed and brevity of the reporting process, inaccuracies and distortions occur. Many voices and points of view are omitted.