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CMC: Full Conference Summary

(Patrick Whalen) Attending The Children’s Media Conference was a very fulfilling experience. I really learned a lot from attending the workshop and various different sessions and speeches. They all helped to also give me a new insight into children’s media and...

CMC: Conference Review

(Danielle Vallely) The Children’s Media Conference held in Sheffield, UK was an incredible experience that re-examined the world of media for children. Nowadays, children are more equipped then ever with electronic devices. They utilize iPads and cellular phones as...

CMC: “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

(Danielle Vallely) The last day of the conference I attended a discussion in the cinema building that focused on the issue of media abuse. There are a variety of factors that come into play with regards to monitoring children throughout the media world. It is quite...

CMC: Final session, Goodbye Sheffield!

(Aryann Cuda) Sadly, today was the final day of The Children’s Media Conference. However, before we packed our bags to head back to London, I was able to attend one last research session. In “Research 1, 2 & 3,” three different presenters discussed their research...

CMC: Last Day

(Elaica Zayas) Now that the conference has come to a complete end, I can truly say that I enjoyed this experience. For starters, I didn't think I would enjoy the city of Sheffield, but it was so welcoming and fun. I loved it and would for sure come back. The...

CMC: “Inspire, educate, influence”

(Christine Muszynski) Hello All! I’m sad to say that today was the last day of The Children’s Media Conference 2014. One of the sessions I attended today was “Learning and Laughter” hosted by Jonathan Sanderson. The three different panelists all discussed exploring...

CMC: Day 3: “Weird Science”

(Patrick Whelan) This morning I attended a session called “Weird Science” with speakers Jaqueline Harding and David Kleeman. I thought this session was pretty cool and interesting. The main focus was the studying of human reactions to different elements. It started...

CMC: Day 3 – “Weird Science”

(Elaica Zayas) Last day of the Children's Media Conference! Sad to say that this conference in the lovely city of Sheffield has come to an end. There were a few sessions today beginning at 9:30. The session that was most interesting to me today was, "Weird Science."...

CMC: Pink and Blue & FOMO

Thursday afternoon, I chose to attend a Research Insights session at The Children’s Media Conference. The session was broken up into two separate presentations that discussed the topics of gender identification in the digital marketplace and the new phenomena of FOMO,...

CMC: Is children’s media coming together? or falling apart?

First session on the first full day of the Children's Media Conference I attended a session titled "Coming together or falling apart?" The session included executives from several UK children's media companies, including Nickelodeon UK, Nosy Crow, HIT Entertainment,...

CMC: Anyone Want Any “Chocolate-Covered Broccoli?”

This morning I was able to attend a session titled, “The Learning Landscape,” where two different panels of various media and educational professionals discussed what is happening in the world of education regarding digital adoption in lesson plans and the possibility...

CMC: Day 2 – Session on research

(Elaica Zayas) Today was the second day of the Children's Media Conference. There was much less interaction with today's sessions as opposed to yesterday's workshop. Although I liked that the sessions were shorter, the workshops allowed for us to meet more people...

CMC: Day 2, “Second Screens”

(Elaica Zayas) One day, two sessions! The second session today was not what I expected. The session was titled, "Second Screen: Changing the way we watch TV." I initially thought it would be about creating content solely for smaller screens such as smartphones and...

CMC: “Second Screen: Changing the way we watch TV”

(By: Christine Muszynski) This Thursday afternoon, I was able to attend a second session called “Second Screen: Changing the way we watch TV”. The panelists discussed how to make the most of 2nd screens, and what kids actually think and do while engaging with screens...

CMC session: Research on media for children

Today I attended a session with three different topics of “How Early Adopters Find and Share New Entertainment”, “The End of Live TV for Children?” and “Bad Games + Bad Children = Good Business?”. These were research based sessions which I found to be very informative...