• The Media Education Lab's publications, presentations, and teaching materials address a wide range of topics pertaining to media literacy education -- from advertising literacy to media literacy in urban schools to youth and community media production. Click on the list of topics to learn more.


  • Coming this Fall! This day-long professional development workshop gives educators, librarians and educational technology professionals all the tools to understand how copyright and fair use apply to digital learning. Bring…
  • July 24 - 29, 2016Providence, Rhode IslandThe 4th annual program is back for another amazing summer! It's a hands-on, minds-on learning experience unlike any other! This event is the premiere professional development program…
  • On Monday, June 20 at 10 AM EST we engaged in dialogue with students from the University of Wurzburg about contemporary propaganda. This free online video conference was open…
  • Greetings to the Japanese Media Literacy Education Community!On June 9, 2016 Renee Hobbs visited with NHK broadcasters, thanks to Professor Mami Komaya of Showa Women's University.

Curriculum Materials

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education.

We are proud of the extensive collection of free resources we have created. Check them out!

  • The book by Renee Hobbs helps educators and students understand their rights and responsibilities regarding fair use for digital and media literacy.
  • New book by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore examines digital and media literacy in K-6 informal and formal education, with strategies for understanding teacher motivations and advancing professional development.
  • Engage learners in exploring substance abuse prevention using the pedagogy of media literacy
  • Available for purchase for the first time ever, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to

Research and Scholarship

Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team: