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The Experience of Childhood in the Age of Digital Media with Amy Jordan

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

The Experience of Childhood in the Age of Digital Media with Amy Jordan

Does media use define the experience of childhood? Amy Jordan, Associate Dean of Children’s Media and Policy at the Annenberg School of Communications, will discuss her work about how technology can both divide generations and connect them and enhance their well-being. She’ll touch on the challenges of systematically studying youth and media, particularly in an environment where “everyone’s an expert” and judgments are based on personal experiences, and why we must recognize that the experience of “childhood” is not monolithic, but reflects the familial, economic, social, political, and geographic contexts in which children develop.

Date and Time: Monday, March 6th, 2017 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001

About our speaker:

Amy Jordan is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, where she teaches courses on Children and Media, Research Methods, and Communication Behavior.  Dr. Jordan is Director of the Communication and Dissemination Core for the UPenn Prevention Research Center, and is Co-Principal Investigator for two research projects focused on creating and testing culturally sensitive health-related media communications directed at audiences across the life span.  Dr. Jordan has co-authored and co-edited four books, including her most recent book entitled Media and the well-being of children and adolescents (2014, Oxford University Press) and the forthcoming Children, adolescents, and media: The future of research and action (2017, Taylor & Francis). She has published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Communication, Pediatrics, Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, and Media Psychology.  Her work has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.  Amy Jordan presently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Children and Media and is Immediate Past President of the International Communication Association (2015-2016). 

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March 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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