Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Youth Collective: Amplifying Young Voices

by Kristina Kirtley, Michelle Chen, and Hannah Dawe
November 24, 2020

Young people want to be heard. They want adults to hear their stories, consider their ideas, and value them as partners in finding solutions for issues facing their communities. The WNET Group is listening. Started in 2018, Youth Collective is the WNET Group’s Generation Z media and education initiative that provides a space for young […]

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Embedding the Best Interests of Children in the Design of Our Digital World

by Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE and Dr. Kruakae Pothong, Digital Futures Commission
November 18, 2020

Launching on World Children’s Day 2020, the Digital Futures Commission invites innovators, policymakers, researchers, and civil society to unlock digital innovation in the interests of children and young people. The work will be informed throughout by insights from children and young people themselves, and is geared toward real-world change for children, guided by the Commissioners […]

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Introducing the Digital Futures Commission

by Michael Preston
November 17, 2020

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is thrilled to be part of the Digital Futures Commission, an exciting new initiative that launches this week. The Commission’s goals amplify our own efforts here at the Cooney Center, and we are proud to be part of an international effort to put children’s needs at the center of our […]

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Please Vote for Our SXSWEdu 2021 Panel!

by Cooney Center Team
November 10, 2020

It’s that time of year again – time to vote for your favorite SXSW EDU 2021 panels. We’re disappointed not to be able to share tacos with you in Austin, but we’re very excited to talk about why tweens and teens are public media’s “missing middle” audience, the challenges of reaching these kids, and potential […]

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What Hasn’t Changed in the Youth Media Landscape?

by Hillary Wells
November 5, 2020

Unlike kids in the 70s, tweens and teens today are posting, dancing, and streaming across platforms from TikTok to Twitch. They have no interest in being corralled to discrete brands or destinations. They enjoy a banquet of high-quality digital offerings that are ready when and where they are. And they’re always one step ahead of […]

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