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Research and Scholarship

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

New Works

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

Personal inquiry and online research: Connecting learners in ways that matter.

Coiro, J., Castek, J. & Quinn, D.2016April. The Reading Teacher 69

The Curriculum Materials Library as a Hub of Resources, Literacy Practices, and Collaboration: Expanding the Role of the Library

Friesem, J., Greene, K. & Niedbala, M. 2016March. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Pedagogical Media Competencies of Preservice Teachers in Germany and the United States: Comparative Analysis of Theory/Practice

Tiede, J., Grafe, S. & Hobbs, R.2015August. Peabody Journal of Education 90

Cineykyd: Exploring the Origins of Youth Production

Hobbs, R. and Moore, David Cooper2014December. Journal of Media Literacy Education

Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities

Hobbs, R. He, H. & RobbGrieco, M.2014November. TESOL Journal
This study documents how a high school ESL teacher working with new immigrants ages 14–20 supported the development of their critical thinking and English language skills by using advertising analysis activities. The article examines the use of

Learning to engage: how positive attitudes about the news, media literacy, and video production contribute t

Hobbs, R., Donnelly, K., Friesem, J. & Moen, M.2013November. Educational Media International