News Literacy

Learning to appreciate and analyze the news media and participate actively as a citizen are vital dimensions of media literacy education. Watch the video about our groundbreaking conference, "Rebooting the News: Reconsidering an Agenda for American Civic Education."

Events

Ay t the Georgia International Information Literacy Conference in Savannah, Renee Hobbs, Joyce Valenza and other distinguished experts will present on these topics:

Teaching Resources

These lessons encourage students to activate digital literacy competencies as they research and discuss people's memories of September 11, 2001.

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

Finally, the comprehensive three-volume curriculum created by Renee Hobbs and the Discovery Channel for the Maryland State Department of Education is available online.

Learn how to implement digital and media literacy with urban elementary students

Available for purchase, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

Research and Scholarship