Kids who Make News are Better Citizens

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Renee Hobbs presents on a Civic Engagement and Advocacy panel on March 5, 2103 at SXSWEdu in Austin Texas.

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Kids who Make News are Better Citizens

  1. 1. How Do How Attitudes towards News Media, Media Literacy and Video ProductionContribute to Adolescent Civic Engagement? Renee Hobbs, Renee Hobbs Katie Donnelly, Jonathan Friesem & Mary Moen Media Education Lab Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island www.mediaeducationlab.com
  2. 2. How Do How Attitudes towards News Media, Media Literacy and Video ProductionContribute to Adolescent Civic Engagement? PILOT STUDY N = 85 HS students 61% African American 33% Caucasian 3% Hispanic/Latino RESEARCH METHOD Online survey
  3. 3. ATTITUDESPRODUCTION SKILLS TOWARDS MEDIA CIVIC Non-technical skills ENGAGEMENT Media Cynicism Technical skills Media Self-Interest Sign an online petition Positive Value of News IN-CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Express an opinion to news mediaPre-Production MEDIA LITERACY Blog about anProduction issuePost-Production Write an opinion letter
  4. 4. How Do How Attitudes towards News Media, Media Literacy and Video ProductionContribute to Adolescent Civic Engagement? OTHER VARIABLES THAT DID NOT AFFECT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT • Attitudes Towards School • Leadership • Collaboration • Intellectual Curiosity • Vocational Interest in Media • News Media Use Media Education Lab
  5. 5. How Do How Attitudes towards News Media, Media Literacy and Video ProductionContribute to Adolescent Civic Engagement? Renee Hobbs, Renee Hobbs Katie Donnelly, Jonathan Friesem & Mary Moen Media Education Lab Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island www.mediaeducationlab.com

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