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News Literacy

Learning to appreciate and analyze the news media and participate actively as a citizen are vital dimensions of media literacy education. Watch the video about our groundbreaking conference, "Rebooting the News: Reconsidering an Agenda for American Civic Education."

Teaching Resources

Support reflection on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

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

Explore the crowdsourced gallery of over 2,500 examples from around the world

Explore conspiracy theories using the power of digital annotation

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

A virtual exchange dialogue opportunity explores people's memories of September 11, 2001.

Books for young learners: It's never to early to be smart about media!

Research and Scholarship

Tuzel, S. & Hobbs, R 2017 Communicar https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/English.pdf The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.19.20.png

his paper offers a case study of a collaboration between teachers in the US and Turkey, where 7 th grade students interacted with each other via online social media as a means to promote cultural understanding.

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Renee Hobbs 2017 International Handbook of Media Literacy Education https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%202017%20Approaches%20to%20Teacher%20PD%20in%20Media%20Literacy.pdf Approaches to teacher professional development in digital media literacy education Journal 1 public://handbook.png /pub/approaches-teacher-professional-development-digital-media-literacy-education
Renee Hobbs 2011 March Knowledge Quest https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%20Empowering%20Learners.pdf Empowering learners with digital and media literacy. Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.33.23.png /pub/empowering-learners-digital-and-media-literacy
Renee Hobbs and Lourdes Smith 2018 Primer: Massachusetts Reading Association https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Digital%20Authorship%20Primer%20Hobbs%20and%20Smith%202018.pdf Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators Journal 0

In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship.

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Renee Hobbs 2017 Educational Leadership # Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World Journal 0 /pub/teaching-and-learning-post-truth-world
Renee Hobbs, Nuala Cabral, Aggie Ebrahimi, Jiwon Yoon & Rawia Al-Humaidan 2011 June Action in Teacher Education https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/1_9_2018_Field-Base.pdf Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding Journal 0 /pub/field-based-teacher-education-elementary-media-literacy-means-promote-global-understanding
Hobbs, R., Donnelly, K., Friesem, J. & Moen, M. 2013 November Educational Media International https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/Hobbs%2C%2520Donnelly%2C%2520Friesem%2C%2520Moen%2520EMI%25202013_0.pdf Learning to engage: how positive attitudes about the news, media literacy, and video production contribute t Journal /pub/learning-engage-how-positive-attitudes-about-news-media-literacy-and-video-production-contribute
Hobbs, R. 2011 June Nieman Reports # Connecting Kids with News in their Community Journal /pub/connecting-kids-news-their-community
Bailin, E. 2011 January Spot.Us # Learning about Flash Mobs Helps Children Develop News Literacy Skills Journal /pub/learning-about-flash-mobs-helps-children-develop-news-literacy-skills
Hobbs. R. 2010 September Formare # Empowerment and protection: Complementary strategies for digital and media literacy education in the United States. Journal /pub/empowerment-and-protection-complementary-strategies-digital-and-media-literacy-education-united-
Hobbs, R. 2005 Educational Leadership https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/hobbs__What_s_News__Educational_Leadership_0.pdf What's News? Journal /pub/whats-news
Hobbs, R. 2001 January Social Education https://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/default/files/ML_Skills_Interpreting_Tragedy_0.pdf Media Literacy Skills: Interpreting Tragedy Journal /pub/media-literacy-skills-interpreting-tragedy
Hobbs, R. & Folkemer, P 1994 January Education Week # A New Lens on Channel One Journal /pub/new-lens-channel-one