It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
Research and Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
What A Difference 10 Years Can Make: Research Possibilities for the Future of Media Literacy Education
Empowerment and protection: Complementary strategies for digital and media literacy education in the United States.
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..
This commentary considers the rise of algorithmic personalization and the power of propaganda as it is shifting our understanding of the landscape of 21st-century literacy research and practice.More..