Media Education Lab in the Press

We're proud to share press coverage about media literacy education, interviews with members of our team, and reviews of the Media Education Lab's projects.

Featured in URI Alumni Magazine

Check it Out: Renee's white paper is listed as a top 10 reading in critical digital literacy  


Harvard EdCast podcast, March 3, 2021 with Jill Anderson

A feature story on media literacy in Asahi Shimbum, Japan's most respected daily newspaper, December 25, 2020. 

How to Raise a Good Citizen. Good Housekeeping, August 24, 2020.  

Podcast explore the politics of media literacy and the pedagogy of teaching propaganda. Leading Lines is a podcast on educational technology in higher education. Produced by the Vanderbilt Center for TeachingThe Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and Associate Provost for Education Development and Technologies, they explore creative, intentional, and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning, uses that point the way to the future of educational technology in college and university settings. Through interviews with educators, researchers, technologists, and others, we hope to amplify ideas and voices that are (or should be!) shaping how we think about digital learning and digital pedagogy. Listen to the podcast here! 


Confused about Screen Time? You Aren't Alone. Slate, June 8, 2020. 

Experts Say Colleges Must Help Students Understand Algorithms. VOA English, March 10, 2020.

Making Current Eventss Connections to Lessson, EdWeek, January 29, 2020

Silver the New Sexy. Free Press Journal (India), January 5, 2020. 

Propaganda is both the cause and the cure for what ails us, Philadelphia's Generocity (April 23, 2019) 

Educação midiática em pauta e na prática: lições da Universidade de Rhode Island, nos EUA (August 8, 2019). Portal Imprensa, Brazil. 

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Combat Foreign Influence CampaignsThe Hill. (August 2019).


2018 - 2019 PRESS COVERAGE





READ: Summary of Press Coverage and Audience Reach in 2015-2016 


  • Mind Rocket News. Renee Hobbs was interviewed about the future of digital and media literacy education while at SXSWEdu in Austin Texas in March 2015. 
  • Educators Using Twitter. A page one story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the use of Twitter in education features Renee Hobbs on why Twitter is a powerful tool for teaching and learning.
  • Parenting: Kids Worrying about their Weight. WPVI Action News reporter Karen Rogers mentions My Pop Studio in her story about how parents can address the role of media's role in shaping expectations about body image.
  • Student Media in Transition. Kendra Hurley takes a look at the changing landscape for youth media and technology programs.
  • Listen and Learn. Blog focuses on the creative use of audio books as a tool for learning, literacy and the development of the imagination.
  • Youth Media Reporter. Ingrid Dahl profiles the university-community partnerships for media literacy that are under development at the Media Education Lab.
  • Behind the Scenes at My Pop Studio. Henry Jenkins interviews Renee Hobbs about the development of the online edutainment program.
  • My Space Blurs Lines between Friends and Flacks. Great article by Stephanie Olson on CTCNet news explores how teens can learn to be media literate about the blurring of online communication and marketing.