Texts are only representations but people process images as reality.
Research and Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
Media literacy and media bias: Are media literacy students less susceptible to non-verbal judgment biases?
African-American Children's Active Reasoning about Media Texts as a Precursor to Media Literacy in the United States
Asking Questions First: Navigating Popular Culture and Transgression in an Inquiry Based Media Literacy Classroom
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.More..
Using Virtual Exchange to Advance Media Literacy Competencies through Analysis of Contemporary Propaganda,
Research with a sample of 400 American high school students explores the relationship between participation in a media literacy program, academic ability, frequency of Internet use, information-gathering motives, news and advertising analysis skills, and the intention toward civic engagement.More..
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 macMore..