About the Author
Renee Hobbs, EdD, is a researcher, teacher, educational multimedia producer, and activist for digital and media literacy education. She co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy at the University of Rhode Island USA where she is the Director of the Media Education Lab. Dr. Hobbs has conducted research and offered professional development programs with elementary and secondary educators, college faculty, and librarians on four continents. She serves as Founding Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education.
Paul Mihailidis, PhD, researches and teaches at the intersection of media literacy, civic media, and community activism. He is founding program director of the MA in Media Design and a Senior Fellow of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College. Mihailidis directs and serves as faculty chair of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Mihailidis has authored numerous books and papers exploring the civic impacts of media literacy and traveled around the world speaking about media and engagement in digital culture. He co-edits the Journal of Media Literacy Education and sits on the advisory board for iCivics.