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Research & Scholarship

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

New Works

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

Improvization and Strategic Risk Taking in Informal Learning with Digital Media Literacy

Hobbs, R.2013 Learning, Media and Technology 38

First Star URI RAM Academy

Friesem, J., Greene, K., Provorova, L., Tierney, T. & Hobbs, R.2012September. Kingston, RI: Media Education Lab.

Media literacy and media bias: Are media literacy students less susceptible to non-verbal judgment biases?

Babad, E., Peer, A., & Hobbs, R.2012April. Psychology of Popular Media Culture

African-American Children's Active Reasoning about Media Texts as a Precursor to Media Literacy in the United States

Hobbs, R. & RobbGrieco, M.2012November. Journal of Children and Media

The State of Media Literacy: A Response to Potter

Hobbs, R. 2011September. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

Promoting Intellectual Curiosity with Digital and Media Literacy

Hobbs, R.2011September. School Library Journal, September 6

Online Digital Media in Elementary School

Hobbs, R., Yoon, J. & Al-Humaidan, R. Ebrahimi, A., Cabral, N., 2011August. Journal of Middle East Media

Interpretations of cigarette advertisement warning labels by Philadelphia Puerto Ricans.

Morris, N., Gilpin, D., Lenos, M. & Hobbs, R. 2011July. Journal of Health Communication

Asking Questions First: Navigating Popular Culture and Transgression in an Inquiry Based Media Literacy Classroom

Moore, D.C.2011June. Action in Teacher Education

Connecting Kids with News in their Community

Hobbs, R.2011June. Nieman Reports

A Review of

Moore, D.C. & Hobbs, R. 2011May. Journal of Children and Media

Reflections on Global Development in Media Literacy Education: Bridging Theory and Practice

Cappello, G., Felini, D. & Hobbs, R. 2011December. Journal of Media Literacy Education

The State of Media Literacy: A Rejoinder

Hobbs, Renee2011December. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

Towards a Pedagogy of Fair Use for Multimedia Composition

Hobbs, R. & Donnelly, K.E. 2011November. In M.C. Rife, S. Slattery & D.N. Devoss (Eds.), Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom. West Layfayette, IN: Parlor Press (pp. 275 - 294).

Digital and Media Literacy: The Pleasures and Perils of Online Pranking

Hobbs, R.2011November. ASCA School Counselor

Learning about Flash Mobs Helps Children Develop News Literacy Skills

Bailin, E.2011January. Spot.Us

What A Difference 10 Years Can Make: Research Possibilities for the Future of Media Literacy Education

Hobbs, R.2011 Journal of Media Literacy Education

Empowerment and protection: Complementary strategies for digital and media literacy education in the United States.

Hobbs. R.2010September. Formare

News Literacy: What Works and What Doesn't

Hobbs R.2010August. Paper presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Denver CO

Talking About Fashion's Fat Girls: Relational Aggression in Online Communities

Spiller, K and Hobbs, R.2010October. Paper presented at the Reimagining Girlhood conference, SUNY Cortland
Fat actresses and models have become part of the contemporary media scene and young

The Power of Fair Use For Media Literacy Education

Hobbs, R.2009September. Afterimage

Internet Safety and Responsible Behavior Online

Hobbs, R., Pruitt-Mentle, D. and others2009July. Threshold

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

Hobbs, R2009 Merz

How media literacy educators reclaimed copyright and fair use

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