Research Brief:  Children and Advertising
(Winter-Spring, 2014)

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Children and Reading: The Latest Research
(Spring-Summer, 2014)



• As of 2013, Vicky Rideout was appointed Editor of Reviews and Commentary for the Journal of Children and Media. Read More >



June 2013:  Presented at Northwestern University’s conference Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology:  How Families Use Media and Technology in their Daily Lives. Read Study > 

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March 2013:  Participated in a panel discussion with Participant Media, The Ad Council, and others at SXSW Interactive in Austin. Topic: Content integration for social causes. Listen to Podcast >
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July 2012:  Spoke at The Aspen Institute Children’s Forum, on a panel about video games and health. Read More >
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May 2012:  Served on The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, in collaboration with HBO’s series The Weight of the NationRead the Committee’s reportwatch the HBO specials, or read the New England Journal of Medicine’s commentary on our Committee’s recommendations.
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September, 2012:  Participated in a panel at the Department of Health and Human Services Symposium, Technology and Human Services.


Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds campaign aims to get youth inspired and excited about STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Working with Mike Franzini and the team at X-Up, Time Warner Cable organized a global online town hall, connecting youth across the globe with icons of science and engineering.  When former Vice President Al Gore and was brought on as the in-studio host for the live video event, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed to participate, VJR Consulting was brought on board to help advise the team and staff the event.
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