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Research and Scholarship

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

New Works

How media literacy educators reclaimed copyright and fair use

Hobbs, R., Jaszi, P. and Aufderheide, P2009 International Journal of Learning and Media

Medienpädagogik in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. (trans: Media Literacy Education in the United States)

Hobbs, R2009 Merz

Which specific components of media literacy are most strongly associated with adolescent smoking?

Primack, B & Hobbs, R.2009 American Journal of Health Behavior

Best Practices Help End Copyright Confusion

Hobbs, R.2009 Council Chronicle

Copyright Confusion is Shortchanging our Students

Hobbs, R.2008March. Education Week

Creative Remixing and Digital Learning: Developing an Online Media Literacy Tool for Girls

Hobbs, R. and Rowe, J.2008 Digital literacy: Tools and methodologies for an information society

Media Literacy Entry in Encyclopedia

Renee Hobbs 2008 International Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents and the Media

Approaches to Instruction and Teacher Education in Media Literacy

Hobbs, R.2007October. Higher Education Research & Evaluation 1(China), 58-64.
Because of the rapidly changing nature of our global cultural environment and the role of literacy in enhancing personal, social and cultural development, the concept of literacy is now expanding to include digital, visual and electronic media and popular culture.

Development and Validation of a Smoking Media Literacy Scale

Primack B.A., Gold M.A., Switzer G.E., Hobbs R., Land S.R., & Fine M.J.2006January. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Associations Between Media Literacy and Adolescent Smoking

Primack, B.A., Hobbs, R., Switzer, G.E., Land, S., Fine, M.F. & Gold, M.2006January. Journal of Adolescent Health
Purpose. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US, and 90% of adults who die from smoking begin as adolescents. Youth aged 8-18 are exposed to 81⁄2 hours of mass media daily, and such exposure is associated with increased smoking. Media literacy therefore presents

How Adolescent Girls Interpret Weight-Loss Advertising

Hobbs, R., Broder, S., Pope, H. & Rowe, J.2006January. Health Education Research
While they demonstrate some ability to critically analyze the more obvious forms of deceptive weight-loss advertising, many girls do not recognize how advertising evokes emotional responses or how visual and narrative techniques are used to increase identification in weight-loss advertising.

Non-Optimal Uses of Video in the Classroom

Hobbs, R.2006January. Learning, Media and Technology
This paper examines some instructional practices concerning the non-optimal uses of video, films
and other mass media in the K–12 classroom. Based on a six-year process of observing and

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