External Postings

As research and practice within the field of children, adolescents, and media continues to grow, so do the opportunities for our CAM members.  This page is regularly updated with information about relevant Call for Papers, position announcements, and other relevant information.  If you have information that you would like to share with the CAM community, please Contact Us.

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Call for Papers

CfP – Preconference, Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World

Abstracts are currently being solicited for the ECREA preconference “Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World” being held in Lugano, Switzerland on 31 October 2018. This preconference is jointly hosted by the ECREA TWG Children, Youth and Media workgroup and the Institute of Communication and Health at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).

About the Preconference. Children and adolescents increasingly turn to mobile media devices, the smartphone in particular, to stay connected with family and friends and access a variety of digital media contents and services including social media, music, videos, and games. The everytime-and-everywhere-access to mobile media has changed children’s and adolescents’ everyday life with potential implications on their health and development. The preconference wants to address these issues both from a theoretical and methodological perspective.

To learn more about this preconference, including how to submit, please visit the ECREA 2018 website.

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2018

CfP – Special Issue on Advertising and Children for the  Journal of Advertising

Manuscripts are currently being solicited for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Advertising (JA) dedicated to Advertising and Children For more than 40 years, scholars, practitioners and public policy makers have been interested in the effects of advertising on children. Today the forms of advertising and the uses of media have changed drastically. At the same time, the nature of childhood, definitions and structures of family, approaches to parenting, and academic understanding of children are also changing. These changes necessitate new forms of scholarly inquiry into advertising and this special audience.

The purpose of this special issue is to draw from across methodological and disciplinary perspectives to examine issues related to children through age 18. Submissions from across academic fields are encouraged. Papers may include conceptual frameworks, literature reviews, historical approaches, experiments, surveys and qualitative approaches.

For questions, please contact Special Issue Guest Editor Michelle R. Nelson: nelsonmr@illinois.edu or jaspecialissueadvertisingandchildren@illinois.edu.

Submission Deadline: January 30, 2018

CfP – Journal of Children and Media

The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents.  It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.

It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.

Dafna Lemish and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.

Submission Deadline: Permanent Call

Position Announcements

Harvard Graduate School of Education – 2 Postdoctoral Research Positions

Harvard GSE has announced 2 open postdoctoral positions on developing adult capacity to help children attain early literacy. The focus of these postdoctoral fellowships is to aid with developing, implementing, and studying learning experiences that lead to behavioral changes in adults who will assist children in reading by the end of third grade. An aspect of this initiative will involve community outreach to parents in low socioeconomic situations, designing community-based adult learning models that are scalable, affordable, and sustainable. One fellowship will center on building capacity in K-3 teachers and elementary school administrators; the other will center on building capacity in parents and caregivers. The learning these adults experience is a means to the end-goal of behavioral change.

The detailed project description and application details can be found here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8051

University of Georgia Seeks Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Games and Virtual Environments Lab at University of Georgia is hiring a post doctoral research associate for a 5-year NIH project. This position begins in August, 2018.

The project looks at using digital communication technologies to promote physical activity in young children. If you are interested in developing and researching the impact of next-generation health interventions for children and parents, please apply!

The detailed project description can be found here:

The position advertisement can be found here:

University of Arizona Seeks PhD Students

Professor Lapierre of the U of Arizona is currently seeking graduate students to work him starting in Fall of 2018. He is particularly interested in working with students who wish to conduct research on 1) children and advertising or 2) gun depictions in the media. Please email Dr. Lapierre directly (mlapierre@email.arizona.edu) if you would like more information about his work in this area.

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