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Dr. Katharine E. Heintz
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Katharine E. Heintz is a lecturer at Santa Clara University, media analyst, researcher, and educator specializing in the impact of electronic media on children and families. Her work has been featured in over a hundred newspapers nationwide, including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and U.S.A. Today as well as national magazines such as Parents Magazine, Parenting, and TV Guide. She has appeared on local television and radio programs as well as the National Public Radio programs “On the Media” and “Media Matters.” In addition, she has been invited to present evidence before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the California Family Impact Seminar and the White House Conference on Teens. Her current work investigates the role of food marketing in the childhood obesity epidemic.

Entries by Dr. Katharine E. Heintz

How the U.S. Entertainment Industry Helped Create Elliot Rodger

(5) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:43 PM

A "madman" shot up a small college town in California. As a UCSB alumnus, a parent of a UCSB student, a lecturer at Santa Clara University, and a media studies scholar, I have all sorts of stakes in this. My daughter and her friends are all physically unhurt but emotionally...

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Top 5 Tech Gift Features for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:54 AM

The dizzying number of electronic gadgets will accelerate as Black Friday approaches, and parents, eyes glazing over, need help finding toys that enrich and entertain, and that will a child's interest longer than a week. My advice is to look for these features:

1. Interactivity: The game should require participation...

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