Writer’s Group Recap: The Pros and Cons of Freelance and Staff Writing

Melinda, Stacey, and Caitlin discuss their current work and introduce themselves. On March 27th, the Children’s Media Association hosted a panel of seasoned writers consisting of freelance writer Stacey Greenberger, Emmy-nominated writer Melinda LaRose, and Butterbean's Cafe Story Editor Caitlin Hodson. Throughout the conversation, the speakers shared and built upon each others’ stories. They spoke … Continue reading Writer’s Group Recap: The Pros and Cons of Freelance and Staff Writing

An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science

On March 5th, 2019 the Children’s Media Association and the National Association for Museum Exhibition hosted An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science. The evening included a panel moderated by NYSCI Vice President of Youth Development, Priya Mohabir and exploratory play with Dr. Leilah Lyons in the Connected Worlds exhibit and … Continue reading An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science

Kids: Now and Soon with Howard Blumenthal

Blumenthal opens the event by explaining how global children's media has changed. On February 19th, CMA hosted Howard Blumenthal, renowned author, new media producer, and creator of projects such as Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Kids On Earth to speak on the current global state of kids. Blumenthal has made it his … Continue reading Kids: Now and Soon with Howard Blumenthal

Upping Your Game in the New Year with Jim Arnoff

On January 28th, CMA hosted Jim Arnoff at the Center for Remembering and Sharing. Arnoff has been working with the CMA community for over 15 years sharing his background in entertainment law, career counseling, and idea-pitching. During this interactive workshop on "upping your career game" in the new year, Arnoff focused on appropriate and forward-thinking language, potential career advancement … Continue reading Upping Your Game in the New Year with Jim Arnoff

NAMLE/Media Literacy Week: Gender in Children’s Media

  On November 7th, CMA hosted our annual Media Literacy Week event with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Sherri Hope Culver, the director for the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, led an exciting and in-depth discussion on gender in children’s media. The event made for a topical view … Continue reading NAMLE/Media Literacy Week: Gender in Children’s Media