People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
Research and Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
The Curriculum Materials Library as a Hub of Resources, Literacy Practices, and Collaboration: Expanding the Role of the Library
Pedagogical Media Competencies of Preservice Teachers in Germany and the United States: Comparative Analysis of Theory/Practice
Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities
Learning to engage: how positive attitudes about the news, media literacy, and video production contribute t
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
Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique―and create.More..
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.More..
In this chapter, I examine the positioning of young people in relation to three forms of civic agency: as capitalists, as consumers of news and information, and as communicators with stories to tell.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..