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

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

CMA Event Recap: Building A Neighborhood with the Fred Rogers Company

On Tuesday, October 16th, the Fred Rogers Company paid a special visit with CMA to discuss where they have been, where they are now, and where they’re going next. Ellen Doherty, Executive in charge of production, and Chris Loggins, producer, lead the presentation. Also in attendance was Paul Siefken, VP of Broadcast and Development. They … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: Building A Neighborhood with the Fred Rogers Company

CMA Event Recap: Blue’s Clues Turns 20!

On September 20th, 2016 CMA members gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Blue's Clues, regarded as "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time." Like most children of the 90's, I can vividly recall many mornings spent singing along with Steve, Joe, Blue, Mailbox, and the whole Blue's Clues gang. I'll … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: Blue’s Clues Turns 20!

Event Recap: CMA Summer Mixer—The Bigs and Smalls of Children’s Media

by Nick Anderson Wednesday, August 24th marked the annual Summer Mixer for the Children’s Media Association. As CMA’s mixers are free to non-members, The Blarney Rock was packed with children’s media specialists from all over Greater New York City. And what a great mix of people for a mixer! You have people entering the industry … Continue reading Event Recap: CMA Summer Mixer—The Bigs and Smalls of Children’s Media