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Media and Health

Advertising, news and entertainment deliver a lot of complex and competing messages about nutrition, exercise, smoking and substance abuse, and medicine and health. Children and young people benefit from opportunities to critically analyze alcohol and tobacco advertisements. The Media Education Lab has developed pioneering curriculum resources for health teachers, helping them intregrate media literacy concepts into wellness education. 

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

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 

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

Research and Scholarship

  • 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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