Board Member: Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D.

Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D. is a media educator and advocate. Her work intersects media and news literacy with community-engaged learning to empower students to use their voices for personal and social change in the digital media culture. Her book, News Literacy Now: How to “Read” the News (Peter Lang, 2023), was inspired by her students to help them think like a journalist and search like a fact-checker to navigate the “fake news” crisis of credibility.

Dr. Eisenstock teaches at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she serves on the Advisory Board of the Office of Community Engagement and directs civic engagement initiatives about news literacy and disinformation, media diversity and inclusiveness, and social media and body image. As part of her community outreach, she develops media literacy resources and facilitates workshops for K-12 schools, parent groups, community leaders, healthcare providers, and the media industry.

Her contributions to the field have been recognized by NAMLE’s Elizabeth Thoman Service Award, the National Association for Eating Disorders Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy, CSUN’s Visionary Award for Community-based Learning and the Exceptional Service to Students Award. She is also an affiliate of the Center for Media Literacy and has been an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in Los Angeles, UCLA, and Antioch University and its program for prison inmates at California Institution for Women.