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Research and Scholarship

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

New Works

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