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

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!

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

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

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: New Book Plus Online Learning Modules

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Research and Scholarship

  • Hobbs, R. ..(1987,).Review of "The Cult of Information" by Theodore Roszak Journal of Communication ,159-161.

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