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

Member Spotlight: Adrian Rothschild

 Meet Adrian, a creative producer focused on storytelling through emerging technologies. Adrian currently works at ViacomCBS focusing on the production of apps, prototypes, and experiences using various technologies. Adrian found his way to kids media by way of film school and non-profit work. How did you get interested in children’s media? I went to film … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Adrian Rothschild

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

Member Spotlight: Carly Ciarrocchi

Meet Carly! Her journey in children’s television began in 2012 when she was hired as a host and writer for Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, a live morning show for preschoolers. She created original interstitial content every week for five years - it was a fast-paced, 360० immersion into kids’ media. And right now, you can … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Carly Ciarrocchi

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

Member Spotlight: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovic

Meet Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, an author who talks to children through her writing and books. Olugbemisola is the author of 8th Grade Superzero, which was named a Notable Book for a Global Society and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She also writes nonfiction for young people, including Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovic