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Media Consumption

Why the Creators' Kids Have 'Low-Tech' Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

This week, parents learned that Steve Jobs was a "low tech" dad at home. His children didn't spend the evenings hopping from one glorious iPad to another. They had a regular family dinner and (gasp) read books.

Guilty Pleasure at What Price?

Kristen Noel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

I know it's going to feel like detox. I'm going to yearn to reach for the remote. It's a habit, but I have to get real about what I am willing to consume and when. It all matters.

Arise and Awaken, Media

Mandar Apte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mandar Apte

We need to inspire storytellers to play a bigger role in shaping society and transform global consciousness -- to create more stories (media) that matter and instill hope, courage, peace, harmony and nourish universal human values -- love, friendliness, compassion, mutual respect, etc.

Grasping at Elephants: Reporting on Kids Media Research

David Kleeman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

This week, we've seen a prime example of how the race for a catchy headline or the editorial bent of a journal can influence how research is characterized in the press. Depending on which sources parents follow, they can come away anxious or reassured (or, likely, confused) by the same data!

Today's American News Consumer

Maryam Banikarim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Maryam Banikarim

While news consumption is generally ruled by routine, consumers are customizing how and where they get their information based on lifestyle preferences and how much they value the content. We've identified five distinct segments of the American news consumer.

Confessions of a Screen Addict About to Go (Almost) Cold Turkey in Anticipation of Screen-Free Week: April 30-May 6

Susan Linn | Posted 05.03.2013 | Impact
Susan Linn

I'm looking forward to a week without screens at home. Screens are so interwoven into our lives that we stop noticing whether they're fun, useful, or even necessary. We use them by default. To fill up time. To distract us from thinking. To save us from the void.

Why We Should Treat Media Consumption Like Binge Eating

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

So it happened that on that Sunday evening, presented with the option to stay tuned in to the latest bin Laden news, I made my decision: I turned off the computer and went to bed.

Plugged In, Turned On, Tuned Out

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Findings published from the third installment of the Kaiser Foundation's research project on children and their media use shocked technophobes and -ph...