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College Students and Media

'Tis the Season: Posting College Admission Status On Facebook

Julie Dobrow | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Julie Dobrow

This manner of posting your college news shares it with your Facebook world. And it turns out that this adds all kinds of levels of anxiety to the process.

'Watching Television' Means Something Different for Today's Kids

Julie Dobrow | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Julie Dobrow

There seems no question that for young people who have all of these different platforms as viewing options, "watching television" is starting to mean different things. And with all of these different ways of consuming televisual content, today's parents and caregivers are presented with some new sets of challenges.

Analyzing Your Media History

Julie Dobrow | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Julie Dobrow

Some students wrote prescient essays about how different forms of media had held social significance for them at different points in their childhood.

What Would Amy Ask? Etiquette for Young People in the Age of Cell Phones

Julie Dobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Julie Dobrow

The etiquette of cell phone use is an evolving one. When do you leave a message? When you're sitting with a group of friends is it okay to take a call, make a call, text? Are there some messages that it's just not okay to text? We adults are struggling with these questions. But so are the so-called "digital natives."

Dealing With Difficult News: Children, Media and the Boston Marathon Bombings

Julie Dobrow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Julie Dobrow

The ways media covered this news event, and the ways in which we used media to become informed and to be connected, will certainly continue to unfold. In the meantime, I'm going to make sure that I use all the media available to me to connect even more with my kids.

So Many Screens, So Little Time

Julie Dobrow | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media
Julie Dobrow

It's important to accept the reality that a multi-screen, multi-task world probably means changes in education, the workplace and perhaps even in childhood and parenting.