Understanding White Space: A Talk on Children’s Media

On February 25th, the Children’s Media Association hosted an energetic panel consisting of Kim Diaz, Director of Production & Development at Sesame Workshop; Azadeh (Azi) Jamalian, Founder of The GIANT Room; and Vera Verba, YouTube Manager for Sesame Workshop. Each panelist brought a different perspective on the notion of white space in content and it … Continue reading Understanding White Space: A Talk on Children’s Media

A View on Kids Music: New Expectations

On January 9th, 2020, CMA hosted a high energy panel consisting of speakers Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd of Alphabet Rockers, and Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills. The overarching theme of discussion for the night centered around uniting communities of children around the world on discussions concerning their race, gender, and emotional identity.   McGaw … Continue reading A View on Kids Music: New Expectations

NAMLE and How Kidfluencers are Changing the Game

On October 23rd CMA along with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and Fordham’s Communications and Media Studies department gathered at Fordham University to discuss current issues in the ever-evolving world of Kidfluencers and how they are changing the game. Speakers included Greg Alkalay, Co-founder and CEO of batteryPOP; Sherri Hope Culver, Associate … Continue reading NAMLE and How Kidfluencers are Changing the Game

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase: A World View on Kids Media

On August 9th, the Children’s Media Association hosted renowned strategist, analyst, author, speaker, and connector David Kleeman as he presented his favorite submissions from the annual TV festival, PRIX JEUNESSE. The PRIX JEUNESSE is a bi-annual festival where examples of children’s media from all over the world are submitted for proper judging and exposure. The … Continue reading PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase: A World View on Kids Media

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