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Media, Youth and Civic Engagement

Freedom of expression and social responsibility are key dimensions of citizenship. Democracies rely on people who are capable of self-governance and who are not merely spectators of a political sideshow. Media literacy education helps students become critical thinkers, encouraging them to become skeptical about political messages without becoming cynical about them. By constructing media messages, working collaboratively and participating in meaningful dialogue about social and political issues, students develop the ability to advocate for themselves and their communities, activating real citizenship skills.

Teaching Resources

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: Book and Online Learning

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

Help students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

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

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

Now it's easier than ever to engage students and support learning through creating videos, animations, infographics and more 

Research and Scholarship

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