Who Wants Cookies for Breakfast?

By: Katherine Barfield On March 18, 2021, Buzzfeed obtained an internal memo from Facebook stating that Facebook plans to launch a version of Instagram for Kids under 13. This came two days after Instagram published a blog post called “Continuing to Make Instagram Safer for the Youngest Members of Our Community” which addressed bullying, adult predators, … Continue reading Who Wants Cookies for Breakfast?

Mentorship Program Sparks Opportunity for Collaboration

CMA members Caroline and Katherine Brickley, twin sisters and co-founders of Blossom, an independent children's media company, began developing their new children's picture book, The Friendly Bookshelf, more than a year ago. As the story addresses critical social-emotional learning components in a never-before-seen way, the sisters wanted to find a child development expert to collaborate on this project with … Continue reading Mentorship Program Sparks Opportunity for Collaboration

CMA Doodles! with Louis Henry Mitchell Event Recap

On March 22nd, CMA NY hosted an Illustration Masterclass and Audience Q&A with Louis Henry Mitchell, Creative Director of Character Design at Sesame Workshop. Louis joined Children’s Media Association Members (and some younger artists, too!) to tell his story, impart some great advice, and help us draw some fun doodles of our own. If you … Continue reading CMA Doodles! with Louis Henry Mitchell Event Recap

From Book to Screen: New Releases From Black Authors Make Waves and Changes in the Industry

As Black history month comes to an end, there has been an amazing progression in content and how we as an industry are moving forward in our perception of children’s media. There has been a recent resurgence in book-to-film adaptations as an industry takes note of the great impact a written narrative can make on … Continue reading From Book to Screen: New Releases From Black Authors Make Waves and Changes in the Industry