A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Hobbs at Misinfo Con in Kiev
Renee Hobbs is delighted to participate in MisinfoCon in Kiev, May 29 - 30, 2018. Participants explore these questions:
- Can and should some responsibility be placed on the consumers of information/media?
- What role do libraries, galleries, school and afterschool programs, nonprofits and public spaces play? How should platforms and newsrooms respond?
- And what does “literacy at scale” look like to help the millions of people who are just coming online?
- What are the policy and regulatory and self-regulatory implications of each of these responses?
- What do they look like and how do they vary from region to region?
- What promising strategies exist that could be experimented with elsewhere or globally?
- What data is needed to help understand the problem? Is that data available?
- If not, what are the opportunities to make data available, either openly or in a way that is accessible to researchers, policymakers, media and civil society practitioners?
- How can open data initiatives, researchers and platforms work together instead of at odds?
HOBBS LIGHTNING TALK SLIDES
- European Association for Viewer Interests "Beyond Fake News" Poster
- Association for Media and Culture, Croatia (DKMK)
- Teacher-Created Videos, University of Zagreb Media Literacy for Teachers, May 2015
- Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda
- Discovering Media Literacy: Digital Media and Popular Culture in the Elementary Grades by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore
- Discovering Media Literacy companion website