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
Creative Remixing and Digital Learning: Developing an Online Media Literacy Tool for Girls
Media Literacy Entry in Encyclopedia
Approaches to Instruction and Teacher Education in Media Literacy
Development and Validation of a Smoking Media Literacy Scale
Associations Between Media Literacy and Adolescent Smoking
How Adolescent Girls Interpret Weight-Loss Advertising
Non-Optimal Uses of Video in the Classroom
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
Media Literacy, General Semantics, and K-12 Education
Analyzing Advertising in the English Language Arts Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Review of "The Real Thing: Doing Philosophy with Media" by Christina Slade
Literacy in the Information Age (Translation)
Measuring the Acquisition of Media Literacy Skills
extensive critical media analysis of print, audio, and visual texts were compared with students from a demographically
Classroom Strategies for Exploring Realism and Authenticity in Media Messages
Improving Reading Comprehension by Using Media Literacy Activities
Teaching the Humanities in a Media Age
Instructional Practices in Media Literacy Education and Their Impact on Students' Learning
People From Many Walks of Life Enrich The Media Literacy Movement
The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain: Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the Classroom
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..