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Research and Scholarship

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

New Works

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

Teaching the Humanities in a Media Age

Hobbs, R.1999February. Educational Leadership
An innovative program helps teachers discover how to integrate media literacy concepts into high school humanities instruction.

Instructional Practices in Media Literacy Education and Their Impact on Students' Learning

Hobbs, R. & Frost, R.1999January. New Jersey Journal of Communication

Deciding What to Believe in an Age of Information Abundance

Hobbs, R.1999January.

People From Many Walks of Life Enrich The Media Literacy Movement

Hobbs, R.1999 The Journal of Media Literacy

Teaching With and About Film and Television

Hobbs, R.1998January. Journal of Management Development

The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain: Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the Classroom

Hobbs, R. 1998January. English Journal

Teaching Media Literacy

Hobbs, R. 1996January. Children and the media (Reprint of Media Studies Journal article, 1994).

The Billerica Initiative Brings Media Literacy to Middle School

Hobbs, R. 1994January. Community Media Review