This podcast is a recording of Dr. Renee Hobbs’ keynote at the 2008 OTEP Reading Conference on September 19, 2008 at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. The title of her keynote was “Media Literacy as Literacy for the Information Age.” The conference theme was “Critical Literacy for Adolescents.” The Oklahoma Teacher Enhancement Program (OTEP) is a Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant awarded to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education by the U. S. Department of Education. Renee Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading authorities on media education. She is the director of the Media Education Lab at Temple University, and over the past 20 years, she has helped bring media literacy to the forefront, educating thousands of students across the United States through her collaborative work with state education agencies and media companies. Hobbs is also the co-founder of the Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA), the national membership organization of the National Media Education Conference; the co-principal investigator at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health; and the co-director the Ph.D. Mass Media program at Temple.

Show Notes:

  1. Dr Hobbs’ presentation slides on SlideShare
  2. Media Education Lab at Temple University
  3. Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA) – The national membership organization for media literacy
  4. Ypulse Interview: Renee Hobbs, Goddess Of Media Literacy
  5. Access, Analyze, Act: A Blueprint for 21st Century Civic Engagement
  6. Key Media Literacy Resources from the Media Education Lab
  7. 2008 OTEP Reading Conference Speaker’s Page
  8. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

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