Behind the Scenes of Children’s TV

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When your kids watch their favorite TV shows, have you ever wondered how these programs make it on the air? Sure, there are writers, producers, cast and crew that create what you see on the screen, but did you know there is also a group of professionals tracking the shows you and your family love as they develop? These professionals are otherwise known as the folks in Standards and Practices—and, I am one such professional. Our job is assuring that the content you watch on television and online upholds the standards of our network, appropriately reflects the brand associated with our network, and abides by related federal laws, while still being entertaining and educational.

Research Toolbox: Statistics Resources

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Looking for reliable statistics resources? Here is a list of free, statistics tools and resources with a multidisciplinary focus, including statistics resources on education, health and economic, social, and political statistics of the United States. To learn more about each individual tools and resources, please click on the titles: American Hospital Directory This site offers… Read more »

CMCH Information Services – Which are right for you?

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In the past few months, we at CMCH have added several new information services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Ask the Mediatrician to help keep you updated about the latest news and research on media and children's health.  We are changing things around a bit, so that this blog will focus primarily on resources for… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 14, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Daley, A.J. (2009). Can exergaming contribute to improving physical activity levels and health outcomes in children? Pediatrics, 124 (2), 763-771. This study evaluate the effects of exergaming on physical activity levels and/or other health outcomes in… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Free Online Trial to Sage Journals in Cultural Studies

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Sage is currently offering free, full-access trial period to 15 peer-reviewed journals in Cultural Studies. The trial period is August 10-October 5, 2009. Registration only takes a minute, and once completed you will have access to hundreds of articles for free. Visit the journals website to browse the abstracts, perform searches, and sign-up for new… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies on Children, Media and Health- August 7, 2009.

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Early Childhood Care, 179(6), August 2009 Special Issue: Music in the early years: Research, theory and practice. Jenssen, B.P., Klein, J.D., Salazar,L.F., Daluga, N.A., DiClemente , R.J. (2009). Exposure to tobacco on the internet: Content analysis… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Featured Books

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Here is a list of published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health. Please let us know about any new books you would like to see highlighted in the future! Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture by Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky (eds) (2009)  The authors… Read more »