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Research and Scholarship

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

New Works

Strengthening Media Education in the Twenty-first Century: Opportunities for the State of Pennsylvania

Hobbs, R.2005January. Arts Education Policy Review

The State of Media Literacy Education

Hobbs, R. 2005January. Journal of Communication

What's News?

Hobbs, R.2005 Educational Leadership

Media Literacy, General Semantics, and K-12 Education

Hobbs, R.2004January. ETC: A Review of General Semantics

Analyzing Advertising in the English Language Arts Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Hobbs, R.2004January. SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education
Students who learned how to critically analyze advertising as part of their Grade 11 English language arts class were compared to a demographically matched control group who did not receive such instruction. Four weeks of classroom activities involving the analysis

Review of "The Real Thing: Doing Philosophy with Media" by Christina Slade

Hobbs, R. 2004 Communication Education

Literacy in the Information Age (Translation)

Hobbs, R. 2004 Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences

Measuring the Acquisition of Media Literacy Skills

Hobbs, R. and Frost, R.2003January. Reading Research Quarterly
Students who participated in a required yearlong Grade 11 English media/communication course that incorporated
extensive critical media analysis of print, audio, and visual texts were compared with students from a demographically

Media Literacy Skills: Interpreting Tragedy

Hobbs, R.2001January. Social Education

Classroom Strategies for Exploring Realism and Authenticity in Media Messages

Hobbs, R.2001January. Reading Online
Teachers can improve students’ critical reading and viewing skills through interactive learning activities that make use of a wide range of nonfiction media, including film, television, print, and the Internet. Four classroom learning experiences designed to facilitate careful

Improving Reading Comprehension by Using Media Literacy Activities

2001January. Voices from the Middle
Rather than viewing popular culture as an enemy to the work we do in schools, Renee Hobbs challenges educators to find creative ways to build connections between kids' worlds and the work we do in classrooms. She shares a sequence of classroom engagements that

The Great Media Literacy Debates in 2001

Hobbs, R.2001 Community Media Review

Literacy for the Information Age

Hobbs, R.2000October. Classroom Leadership

Research in Media Literacy

Hobbs, R.2000 Telemedium: The Journal of Media Literacy