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Media and Family

Media literacy needs to start at home. Parents can be the best teachers of media literacy. Instead of merely restricting children's media usage, parents can engage in discussions about the messages embedded in their children's favorite media and how those messages relate to the family's own values. In an age where children grow up talking with Alexa and screen use is a ubiquitous part of daily life, media literacy in the home is more important than ever before. 

Teaching Resources

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 

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

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

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

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

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

Research and Scholarship

  • 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.
  • Hobbs, R...(1991,February). Notes of a No TV survivor Boston Globe,Feb 18: C1.
  • Hobbs, R., Stauffer, J., Frost, R. & Davis, A...(1988,January).How First Time Viewers Comprehend Editing Journal of Communication,50-60.
  • Hobbs, R...(1988,January). Stop(ping) the Presses! Christian Science Monitor,.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1988,).Review of "The Media Lab" by S. Brand Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media,119-121.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1988,).Liberal bias? Review of "The Media Elite," by S. R. Lichter, S. Rothman and L. Lichter Journal of Communication,p. 154-157.
  • Hobbs, R. ..(1987,).Review of "The Cult of Information" by Theodore Roszak Journal of Communication ,159-161.

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