News Literacy: What Works And What Doesn’t by Renee Hobbs

In a presentation at the 2010 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, Renee Hobbs offers seven principles meant to “guide the pedagogy of news literacy and offer a critique of other models now emerging in the field.” The unique perspective is a result in part of a university-school partnership program between college students and elementary school children. Education about news literacy can and should start at a young age; Hobbs’ work continues to be cited as a foundation for news and media literacy curricula at all age levels.

Sayo Akao is a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a student worker in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.


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