The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
Research & Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
African-American Children's Active Reasoning about Media Texts as a Precursor to Media Literacy in the United States
Asking Questions First: Navigating Popular Culture and Transgression in an Inquiry Based Media Literacy Classroom
What A Difference 10 Years Can Make: Research Possibilities for the Future of Media Literacy Education
Empowerment and protection: Complementary strategies for digital and media literacy education in the United States.
Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique―and create.More..
This pedagogy article describes a semester-long undergraduate course designed to deconstruct information disorder in the post-truth era by looking at economics, ideology, and power relations.More..
Using Virtual Exchange to Advance Media Literacy Competencies through Analysis of Contemporary Propaganda,
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.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..
The concept of media literacy has been circulating in the United States and Europe since the beginning of the 20th century; but it continues to morph and change as a result of changes in education, technology, media, popular culture, and society.More..