People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
Research & Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
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.
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
Today, it's more important than ever before to understand the scope of your rights and responsibilities as a digital author.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 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..