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Renee Hobbs
Professor of Communication Studies
Director, Media Education Lab
University of Rhode Island USA
Twitter: @rene...
 What is the problem re: platforms, information, persuasion, propaganda,
hate speech & democracy?
 What technological so...
Further Reading
Hobbs, R. (2010).
News Literacy: What Works and What Doesn’t. Paper presentation at the Association for Ed...
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Renee Hobbs
Professor of Communication Studies
Director, Media Education Lab
Harrington School of Com...
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News Media Literacy as an Alternative to Stricter Laws?

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Renee Hobbs discusses the regulation of platforms like Google and Facebook in a discussion with faculty and students at the University of Mainz.

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News Media Literacy as an Alternative to Stricter Laws?

  1. 1. Renee Hobbs Professor of Communication Studies Director, Media Education Lab University of Rhode Island USA Twitter: @reneehobbs News Literacy as an Alternative to Stricter Laws? Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Institute of Journalism Frankfurt, November 20, 2017
  2. 2.  What is the problem re: platforms, information, persuasion, propaganda, hate speech & democracy?  What technological solutions are feasible?  What forms of regulation of platforms are feasible?  What are the strengths and limitations of potential technological and regulatory approaches?  What is news media literacy?  Who acquires these competencies? How are they learned? How is it taught to adolescents? How is it taught to teachers? How is it taught to adults?  What are ‘best practices’ in the field? What approaches are less effective?  Can news literacy education be successful in Germany? Why or why not?  Is news literacy an alternative to regulation? Why or why not? Topics for Discussion
  3. 3. Further Reading Hobbs, R. (2010). News Literacy: What Works and What Doesn’t. Paper presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, Denver, Colorado, August 7, 2010. Hobbs, R. (2011). Connecting Kids with News in their Community. Nieman Reports. News Literacy: What Not to Do. Nieman Reports. Martens. H. & Hobbs, R. (2015). How Media Literacy Supports Civic Engagement in a Digital Age. Atlantic Journal of Communication 23,120 - 137. Hobbs, R. (2015). Mapping the Fields: News, Media and Civic Literacy. Paper presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, San Francisco, CA. August 7, 2015. Hobbs, R. (2017). Teaching and Learning in Post-Truth World. Educational Leadership,75(3), 26 - 31.
  4. 4. CONTACT INFORMATION: Renee Hobbs Professor of Communication Studies Director, Media Education Lab Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island USA Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs ACCESS SLIDES: http://bit.ly/hobbsgmk2017 LEARN MORE Web: www.mediaeducationlab.com

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