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

New Works

Measuring the implementation of media literacy instructional practices in schools: community stakeholder perspectives

Hobbs, R., Moen, M. Tang, R. & Steager, P. 2022 December. Learning, Media & Technology

Measuring the implementation of media literacy statewide: a validation study

Hobbs, R., Moen, M. Tang, R. & Steager, P. 2022 December. Educational Media International

“A most mischievous word”: Neil Postman’s approach to propaganda education

Renee Hobbs2021April. Misinformation Review

Transgression as Creative Freedom and Creative Control in the Media Production Classroom

Renee Hobbs2019 International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education

Digital Literacy and Propaganda

Hobbs, R., Kanizaj, I. & Pereira, L. 2019 Medijske studije 10(19)

Design Features of a Professional Development Program in Digital Literacy

Renee Hobbs and Julie Coiro 2018 Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

To advance the digital literacy competencies of educators, create opportunities for them to reflect on their motivations for using digital media, make collaborative inquiry a substantive component of the hands- on learning experience, and create opportunities to put teachers and learners (not mac

Using Virtual Exchange to Advance Media Literacy Competencies through Analysis of Contemporary Propaganda,

Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf & Silke Grafe 2018 Journal of Media Literacy Education

The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding

Tuzel, S. & Hobbs, R2017 Communicar

his paper offers a case study of a collaboration between teachers in the US and Turkey, where 7 th grade students interacted with each other via online social media as a means to promote cultural understanding.

Teach the Conspiracies

Renee Hobbs2017 Knowledge Quest

Everyone Learns From Everyone: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Professional Development in Digital Literacy

Renee Hobbs & Julie Coiro2016May. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

Lessons in copyright activism: K-12 education and the DMCA 1201 exemption rulemaking process.

Renee Hobbs2016March. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education

YouTube Pranking Across Cultures

Renee Hobbs & Silke Grafe2015 First Monday

Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination of the Historical Roots of Media Literacy

Renee Hobbs & Sandra McGee 2014December. Journal of Media Literacy Education

Empowering learners with digital and media literacy.

Renee Hobbs2011March. Knowledge Quest

The past, present and future of media literacy education

Renee Hobbs & Amy Petersen Jensen2009 Journal of Media Literacy Education

Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

Yonty Friesem2019 Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

This pedagogy article describes a semester-long undergraduate course designed to deconstruct information disorder in the post-truth era by looking at economics, ideology, and power relations.

The Creativity of Imitation in Remake Videos

Renee Hobbs & Yonty Friesem2019 E-Learning and Digital Media

The production of remake videos may enhance media literacy competencies by offering a means for young media makers to develop creative skills through strategic imitation.

Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

Renee Hobbs and Lourdes Smith2018 Primer: Massachusetts Reading Association

In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship.

Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Evanna Ratner & Yonty Friesem2018 Journal of Media Literacy

Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Elizaveta Friesem2018 Media Education Studies and Research

Teacher Motivations for Digital and Media Literacy: An Examination of Turkish Educators

Renee Hobbs & Sait Tuzel2017January. British Journal of Educational Technology

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

Renee Hobbs2017 Educational Leadership

When teens create the news: Examining the impact of PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs

Renee Hobbs2016May. Journalism Education

Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding

Renee Hobbs, Nuala Cabral, Aggie Ebrahimi, Jiwon Yoon & Rawia Al-Humaidan 2011June. Action in Teacher Education

Does Media Literacy Work? An Empirical Study of Learning How to Analyze Advertisements

Renee Hobbs2004January. Advertising and Society Review

Research shows how high school students strengthen literacy competencies by critically reading print ads 

A Review of School-based Initiatives in Media Literacy

Renee Hobbs2004 American Behavioral Scientist
When teachers use videos, films,Web sites, popular music, newspapers, andmagazines in the
K-12 classroom or when they involve students in creating media productions using video
cameras or computers, they may aim to motivate students’interest in the subject, build communication

The media production hive: Using media education for differentiated instruction.

Friesem, Y2017 Media Education- Studies, Research, Best Practice, 8(1), 123-140. doi:10.14605/MED811708

Experience, immersion and critical distance in VR/AR in education

Hobbs, R. 2016July. Ed Tech Mindset

School librarians as stakeholders in the children and media community: A dialogue

Valenza, J. & Hobbs, R. 2016April. Journal of Children and Media 10:2, 147-155, DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2015.1127841

An online inquiry tool to support the exploration of controversial issues on the Internet

Kiili, C., Coiro, J. & Hämäläinen, J. 2016April. Journal of Literacy and Technology 17