Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood has wonderful resources and works to maintain their site, but while doing research for my senior project, I was frustrated by their outdated fact sheets. Today, I saw a CCFC Facebook update directing me … Continue reading
Media literacy is the foundation of my work with children’s media, but I rarely get a chance to focus on what media literacy actually does for a child. One of my favorite media educators, Antonio López, runs a site called World Bridger … Continue reading
In order to really tap into the methods used by marketing agents, I’ve spent a good deal of time researching advertising agencies and marketing corporations. There are many companies who make no effort to hide their intentions; they want kids … Continue reading
In my short time as a student in the realm of children’s media, I’ve been exposed to some brilliant minds via their research and resources. I have a lot of admiration and respect for these media-awareness educators who have devoted … Continue reading
If the documentation from my gallery show has left you wanting to read up on the national movement towards kid’s media-awareness and critical media consumption, look no further! I will be posting updates with my favorite resources and info sites … Continue reading
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BUY ME THAT! : HBO and Consumer Reports, 1990 “In 1990, HBO, in a collaboration with Consumer Reports Television, aired the first of three half-hour specials about children and advertising. The programs pulled back the curtain on many of the … Continue reading
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CONCERNING COLLECTION: Collecting is a very intentional type of consumption. It is a hobby for some, and an obsession for others. Is it possible to be too invested in a collection? These collectables were popular in the 1960′s, 70′s, 80′s, … Continue reading