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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

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