A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Research & 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
Cineykyd: Exploring the Origins of Youth Production
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
Improvization and Strategic Risk Taking in Informal Learning with Digital Media Literacy
First Star URI RAM Academy
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
The State of Media Literacy: A Response to Potter
Promoting Intellectual Curiosity with Digital and Media Literacy
Online Digital Media in Elementary School
Interpretations of cigarette advertisement warning labels by Philadelphia Puerto Ricans.
Asking Questions First: Navigating Popular Culture and Transgression in an Inquiry Based Media Literacy Classroom
Reflections on Global Development in Media Literacy Education: Bridging Theory and Practice
The State of Media Literacy: A Rejoinder
Towards a Pedagogy of Fair Use for Multimedia Composition
Digital and Media Literacy: The Pleasures and Perils of Online Pranking
Learning about Flash Mobs Helps Children Develop News Literacy Skills
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.
News Literacy: What Works and What Doesn't
Talking About Fashion's Fat Girls: Relational Aggression in Online Communities
Internet Safety and Responsible Behavior Online
How media literacy educators reclaimed copyright and fair use
Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age
Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique―and create.More..
The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement
Measuring the Digital and Media Literacy Competencies of Children and Teens
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.More..
Capitalists, consumers and communicators: How schools approach civic education
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..
Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action
How to bring digital and media literacy education into formal and informal settings through a community education movementMore..
Postman’s legacy in a ‘post-truth’ landscape of algorithmic propaganda
The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.
Media Literacy in Rhode Island
New report gives letter grades to school districts across the stateMore..
Media Literacy in Action
This new textbook by Renee Hobbs includes a companion website: www.mlaction.comMore..