Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest: Conferences-Updated The Impact of Media and New Technologies on Languages, December 7-9, 2009, Minya, Egypt. Is Food Marketing to Children Getting Any Healthier? December 14, 2009,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal on Emerging Media and Learning

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Check out this new journal published by the MIT Press: The International Journal of Learning and Media focus on emerging forms of media and learning and provides an international forum for scholars, researchers and practitioners to explore the relationship between emerging forms of media and learning, in a variety of forms and settings. The first… Read more »

AAP Advocates for Safer Media and Impact of Music

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released two new policy statements, “Media Violence,” and “Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth.” The authors include recommendations for parents and pediatricians to take an active role in monitoring and controlling what their children are watching and listening to. Here are some… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal on Media Literacy Education

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Check out this recently launched journal sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Here's more information: The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. Some of the topics in the latest issue include: Measuring the Effects… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 11, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Granicacute, A., Cacuteukuscaronicacute, M., Walker, R. (2009). mLearning in a Europe-wide network of schools. Educational Media International, 46 (3),167-184. This paper presents a European Community supported project which investigated whether the use of electronic and mobile… Read more »

Using Media to Show Instead of Tell

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Last week, we blogged about an op-ed on photo retouching and body image by filmmaker Jesse Epstein.  Here, Jesse joins us as a guest blogger to expand upon the educational efforts she is working on.  I spent my formative childhood years in Mozambique Africa, where full bodies and “child bearing hips” were celebrated. When I… Read more »

Achieving Perfect Beauty with an Airbrush

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Filmmaker Jesse Epstein recently published a video Op-Ed on the New York Times website.  This behind-the-scenes talk with real photo retouchers explores how pervasive this practice is within the beauty industry, and how it affects people’s perceptions of their own beauty. In the video she mentions a 2007 study which found that just 3 minutes… Read more »

What I Learned at the CCFC Summit

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On Friday, I presented at the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood’s Annual Summit.  My talk about research on media and sex was well-attended and lead to some great discussion among participants.  I wanted to post about a few resources I became aware of through the Summit and pass them on to CMCH blog readers,… Read more »

4th Grade Peace Wall Includes Non-Violent Media

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Over April vacation, teacher Kathy Jenkins watched the news about the Virginia Tech shooting and knew that her 4th grade students would be talking about it when they returned to school.  She came up with the concept of a "Wall of Peace" where students could creatively express their reactions to the shooting and develop plans… Read more »

Guest Blogger: Media Literacy in K-12 Schools

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The following was written by Guest Blogger Frank Baker, a Media Education Consultant: A few weeks back, while speaking to an elementary school about the influence of toy advertising, a fifth-grader raised her hand and asked: "Mr. Baker, what does deceptive mean?"  I had used that adjective to describe specific techniques used by the people… Read more »