Topics

Contemporary Propaganda

With the rise of memes, sponsored content, deep fake videos, and so-called "fake news," the study of contemporary propaganda is more important than ever before. Because propaganda activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to audience values, and attacks opponents, it can bypass critical thinking. Media literacy pedagogies help to counteract the power of propaganda.

Teaching Resources

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: Book and Online Learning

Hobbs' theoretical model of digital and media literacy reveals it to be a lifelong learning process

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

After almost 30 years, it's a classic resource for K-12 teachers from the Media Education Lab!

An essential guide for educators designing synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.

Reflect on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Research and Scholarship

  • Hobbs, R...(1999,February).Teaching the Humanities in a Media Age Educational Leadership, 56-62.
  • Hobbs, R. & Frost, R...(1999,January).Instructional Practices in Media Literacy Education and Their Impact on Students' Learning New Jersey Journal of Communication,123-148.
  • Hobbs, R...(1999,January).Deciding What to Believe in an Age of Information Abundance ,11-27.
  • Hobbs, R...(1999,).People From Many Walks of Life Enrich The Media Literacy Movement The Journal of Media Literacy , 17-19.
  • Hobbs, R...(1998,January).Teaching With and About Film and Television Journal of Management Development,9-29.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1998,January). The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain: Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the Classroom English Journal,49-53.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1996,January). Teaching Media Literacy Children and the media (Reprint of Media Studies Journal article, 1994).,103-111.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1994,January). The Billerica Initiative Brings Media Literacy to Middle School Community Media Review,.
  • Hobbs, R. & Folkemer, P..(1994,January).A New Lens on Channel One Education Week ,37.
  • Hobbs, R...(1994,January).Teaching Media Literacy - Yo! Are You Hip To This? Media Studies Journal,135-145.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1994,).The Billerica Initiative Telemedium: The Journal of Media Literacy,34-39.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1993,August).See Dick and Jane Deconstruct: ABC's of Teaching Media Literacy The Independent,25-30.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1993,November).Channel One: Schulfernseshen zwischen innovation und kommerz (The Promise and Peril of Channel One) Bertelsmann Briefe,.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1992,).Teaching the Media Journal of Communication,p. 180-184.

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