Hobbs Presents at SXSW Edu in Austin Texas

Renee Hobbs offers a session entitled, "Kids Who Produce News Become Better Citizens." She describes brand new empircal research findings that demonstrate how, for students enrolled in a video production course in high school, a positive attitude about news and journalism, media literacy competencies, and experience in video pre-production all contribute to high levels of civic engagement.

The program feature students and teachers participating in the PBS Student Reporting Labs, a media literacy initiative that empowers students as young reporters in collaboration with their local PBS affiliate. Leah Clapman of PBS MacNeil/Lehrer New Hour and Gil Garcia of Austin High School join this event. The SXSW EDU conference offers compelling presentations and informative sessions from education professionals, industry leaders, and policy practitioners committed to engaging all learners. Check out the sessions here!

Spotlight on Civic Engagement and Advocacy