Exploring the Sunny and Dark Sides of Media -- Dr. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski (Director, Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media)

Dr. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski is an Associate Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Director of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media. She is also the co-author of Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth, which offers great insight into her research. Prior to academia, Jess worked at major children’s entertainment companies like PBS and Nickelodeon.

This is a special episode recorded live at VidCon 2018, in which we explore what Jess calls the “sunny and dark sides of media.” We address concerns of media addiction and whether media violence leads to aggressive or violent behavior, while also evaluating how digital media can help adolescents develop their social skills and accelerate learning. And finally, we discuss the role of social media platforms in regulating content as well as the part parents and government should play in determining kids’ media exposure.

Host: James Creech

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