The 10th Anniversary special issue of the Journal of Children and Media (JOCAM) is here!  Called JOCAM NEXT, the issue includes forward-looking pieces about the future of research on children & media, from some of the leading thinkers in our field. Link to the special issue here - articles are free to download, for a limited time. 

Also included is Vicky Rideout's commentary on why it makes sense to continue doing our best to measure the time children and teens spend with various types of media, using quantitative, nationally representative, probabilistic samples - despite the many challenges of doing so.  The article includes lots of key data from the recent Common Sense Census: Media Use By Tweens and Teens, now available in an academic journal. 

 

danah boyd puts the 'spotlight' on Vicky Rideout in the latest issue of the International Communications Association's newsletter for the Division on Children, Adolescents & Media  - read the interview >

A study with Kevin Clark (George Mason University) and Kimberly Scott (Arizona State University), also for the Gates Foundation about access to, use of, and attitudes about digital technology among African-American youth and their parents. (Fall, 2016)

 



October 2015:  Participated in a panel discussion with Professor Craig Watkins at a strategic planning retreat for the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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October 2015:  Facilitated a session at the National Academy of Science's colloquium on Digital Media and Developing Minds in Irvine, California, which brought together neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, child development experts, pediatricians, media effects specialists, social scientists, experts in informatics and computer sciences, public health and environmental health scientists, educators and child advocacy groups to develop a common research agenda.

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March 2015:  Presentation to a National Academies of Science workshop on changing behavioral health social norms.  Presentation focused on evaluationing the effects of health content embedded in the popular entertainment television show show Grey's Anatomy. Watch the workshop here.
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October 2014:  Presentation about trends in digital media use among young children, and the ongoing importance of the digital divide, at the Digital Kids Summit. Watch a video of the presentation here 

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July 2014:  Panel presentation at the Casual Connect conference in San Francsico.  Read the article "Vicky Rideout Believes in the Power of Media," or watch the panel video here.
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June 2014:  Luncheon speaker at the Association of American Publishers conference Content in Context.  

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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.
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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.


Conference on Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology: How Families Use Media and Technology in their Daily Lives. VJR Consulting organized this conference for Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development.  Speakers included the head of research for Disney Channels Worldwide, the director of the Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, and the medical director for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.  See the agenda and participant bios, or watch videos of Vicky Rideout’s presentation to the conference, the panel discussion, or remarks by Richard Culatta, George Askew, or UCLA’s Elinor Ochs.

February 2013:  Moderated a Webinar on the public launch of the NO MORE project for the Joyful Heart Foundation and other NO MORE coalition members. February 2013: Facilitated a forum for Sesame Workshop (the producers of Sesame Street) exploring the potential for the company to pursue a public engagement campaign on early childhood development. Ad Council/Google Panel at Ad Week 

May 10, 2011 - When Google and the Ad Council organized a featured session on content integration at Ad Week 2011, they turned to Vicky Rideout to moderate the panel that included MTV, Bartle Boggle Hegarty, Participant Media, and the American Legacy Foundation.  How can social causes use the same techniques commercial marketers have mastered for getting their message integrated in movies, TV, and advertising? Watch the panel below and find out. 


Vicky Rideout Moderates 2011 Ad Week Panel on Content Integration & Social Change

Vicky Rideout moderates panel discussion with experts on media use among young children, October 2011.