Food marketers are under mounting pressure to either change their advertising tactics aimed at kids, or the foods they promote to young people. Professor Renee Hobbs, BTMM/MMC of Temple’s Media Education Lab said she expects the Federal Trade Commission and health advocates to pressure companies such as McDonald’s and Kellogg’s to adopt the recommendations. At this point, they are voluntary. “The government wants them to not use Toucan Sam and all the
A model copyright policy helps students and educators make wise decisions when it comes to the use of copyrighted content in digital media production
The Powerful Voices for Kids program activates critical thinking about news and current events. In this article, Renee Hobbs offers a list of "what not to do" when it comes to news literacy.
Watch our new video about PVK's in-school mentoring approach to teacher education and read our latest research report about the media and technology habits of over 400 children at the Wayne Elementary School in Radnor, PA. produced as part of the Powerful Voices for Kids program, under the direction of David Cooper Moore. In-school mentor Emily Bailin, a predoctoral research associate at the Media Education Lab collaborated with Maria Cipollone, a 2nd year doctoral student in the Mass Media and Communication Program
Resources from the Media Education Lab are featured in a new website (www.digitalliteracy.gov) that provides libraries, community colleges, schools and workforce training centers a variety of resources and tools for teaching computer and Internet skills, which are i
Beyonce's "Move Your Body" is inspiring young people to dance to stay healthy. Renee Hobbs is interviewed in WHYY's feature story on the music video and the exercise campaign. But it turns out that Beyonce may -- or may not be-- the new Fonz.
Listen to this podcast featuring Renee Hobbs, developed by Paul Allison and his colleagues at the National Writing Project.