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December 2006

Middle School Girls Gone Wild (New York Times, 12/29/06)

What's Wrong With Cinderella? (New York Times, 12/26/06)

Commercial marketing in schools may discourage healthy nutrition environment (Penn State Live, 12/13/06)

T will no longer display advertisements for violent video games (AP, 12/12/06)

Buybabies: marketing to kids (The Economist, 12/9/06)

Pediatricians Blast Inappropriate Ads (AP, 12/4/06)

Weak-willed food makers need a prod (Albany Times Union, 12/3/06)

McDonald's trying a new play on PlayPlace (Chicago Tribune, 12/2/06)

Kids don't get building blocks of learning from high-tech play (Boston Globe, 12/2/06)


November 2006

Study: Violent video game effects linger in brain (Reuters, 11/28/06)

‘Tweens‘ becoming the new teens (Associated Press, 11/25/06)

Revealed: Secret tricks to sell junk food to children (Scotsman, 11/24/06)

Six Strategies Marketers Use to Get  Kids to Want Stuff Bad (USA Today, 11/22/06)

Free speech, not a free ride (Boston Globe, 11/22/06)

T should put the brakes on violent video game ads (11/20/06)

Taking consumerism out of school book fairs (Boston Globe, 11/20/06)

UK Junk Food Ad Crackdown Announced (11/17/06)

EU nations agree to keep TV advertising at current levels, impose limits on product placement (AP, 11/13/06)

Classic building blocks beat media toys (Winnipeg Free Press, 11/10/06)

Car makers direct more ads at kids (Wall St. Journal, 11/9/06)

Call for children's food ad curbs  (BBC, 11/03/06)


October 2006

Big Marketers Smell Money in Scent Technology (, 10/31/06)

A Mr. Rogers for a new age (Boston Globe, 10/26/06)

Disney's PR Strategy Unhealthy for 'Little Consumers' (Alternet, 10/19/06)

New Disney Rules Limit Character Use in Kids' Foods (Television Week, 10/17/06)

Pediatricians criticize use of TVs in hospital (Boston Globe, 10/17/06)

TVs in bedrooms may make kids fat (CanWest 10/16/06)

TV Really Might Cause Autism (, 10/16/06)

Review Of Kids Ad Rules Getting Messy (Brandweek, 10/16/06)

Reynolds to Drop Flavored Cigarettes (AP, 10/11/06)

Diddy inks promotional deal with Burger King (Miami Herald, 10/10/06)

In-Game Ads Burrow Deeper (Wired, 10/5/06)

Child protection advocates hit at Wal-Mart (Financial Times, 10/5/06)

TV Hurts School Performance (AP, 10/2/06)

Critics riled that teen book plugs makeup (Hartford Courant, 10/1/06)


September 2006

Study: Advertisements for high-fat foods permeate TV targeting toddlers (AP, 9/30/06)

Industry: Updated Children's Ad Guidelines Needed Now (Media Post, 9/26/06)

Schools stall BusRadio (Taunton Gazette, 9/21/06)

Court Allows McDonald's Food Fight (New York Law Journal, 9/21/06)

Psychologists push back against market forces and products that sexualize young girls (APA Monitor, September 2006)

School buses in 11 states tune in to radio programming aimed at kids (USA Today, 9/17/06)

Selling a book by its CoverGirl (Denver Post, 9/17/06)

Senate Calls for Media Study (AdWeek, 9/14/06)

Would You Like Fries With That Monopoly Game? (New York Times, 9/12/06)

Junk culture 'is poisoning our children' (The Guardian, 9/12/06)

TV channel for babies? Pediatricians say turn it off (SF Chronicle, 9/11/06)

Playing up playtime: It’s kids’ learning gift (Kansas City Star, 9/6/06)

Exploitative Internet marketing fuels child obesity (Reuters, 9/5/06)

Movie Trailers Expose Youth to Tobacco Abuse (, 9/4/06)


August 2006

CDC Criticizes Radio Alcohol Ads (Associated Press, 8/31/06)

No Escaping Sexualization of Young Girls (LA Times, 8/25/06)

PBS to sell online ads (Broadcasting and Cable, 8/24/06)

What can parents do? (Los Angeles Daily News, 8/24/06)

Product placement to triple (BBC, 8/18/08)

Coming Soon to Cellphone Screens -- More Ads Than Ever (Wall St. Journal, 8/16/06)

Ads coming to textbooks (AP 8/15/06)

Procter & Gamble Takes Tampax Into the Classroom (Brandweek, 8/14/06)

Lawyer Fighting To Ban 'Columbine Simulator' (TechWeb Technology News, August 14, 2006)

Though firm sees a winner in 'Baby Badger' DVD, critics throw a flag (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/11/06)

How to get to Stereotype Street (Boston Globe, 8/10/06)

Study urges cutback in soda  (Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, 8/9/06)

From the sandbox to the spa (USA Today, August 1 2006)

Barbie Is the Least of My Problems, as a Mom (, 8/1/06)

Tweens and Media: What's Too Adult? (, 8/1/06)

July 2006

For Toddlers, a World Laden with Advertising (, 7/31/06)

How Advertising Is Becoming Child's Play (Science News Online, 7/29/06)

Sodas win over health in public schools (Mississippi Clarion Ledger, 7/25/06)

Imprinting Infants (Hartford Courant, 7/24/06)

Brownback Doesn't Back Kids Marketing Mandates (Broadcasting & Cable, 7/21/06)

Kids Kill In Violent Christian Videogame (Alternet, 7/21/06)

Is it a game or an advertisement? (Chicago Tribune, 7/20/06)

Food groups increase use of internet to target children (Financial Times, 7/19/06)

Social responsibility of Coca-Cola questioned (Atlanta Journal-Constiution, 7/18/06)

Baby TV Comes to Canada (Global National, 7/11/06)

Burger King Movie in the Works (, 7/10/06)

Mobile TV is a hit with children looking to share clips with friends (Brand Republic, 7/10/06)

The "Other" Child Predators: Advertisers (, 7/9/06)

June 2006

Surgery With a Side of Fries (New York Times, July 6, 2006)

The Flavor of Marketing to Kids (Washington Post, 6/29/06)

Making sports fans of the diaper set (LA Times, 6/26/06)

Getting the Kids Hooked on Starbucks (Wall Street Journal, 6/27/06)

Coke slots in extras to new machines (Financial Times, 6/26/06)

Food makers target kids' sense of cool (, 6/24/06)

Corporate Money in School Sports Favors Boys, May Violate Law (The NewStandard, 6/26/06)

Sexy styles beckon little girls  (Denver Post, 6/24/06)

EXTREME PARENTING : Does the Baby Genius Edutainment Complex enrich your child's mind — or stifle it? (Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2006)

PC In-Game Advertising Revenue to Top $400 Million by 2009 (MediaBuyerPlanner, 6/14/06)

Marketers pursue kids ad nauseam (Chicago Sun-Times, 6/14/06)

Hey, Kid, You Want to Buy a Toyota Scion? (New York Times, 6/14/06)

Product Placement Deals Make Leap From Film to Books (New York Times, 6/12/06)

Listen up: No radio (Boston Globe, 6/10/06)

Mansfield pulls plug on Bus Radio (Sun Chronicle, 6/5/06)

May 2006

NPD Study: More and More Children Using Consumer Electronics (, 5/31/06)

Fifth-graders study, analyze, create ads (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/30/06)

Brave new world for summer tie-ins (Reuters, 5/30/06)

Study says violence still abounds in children's television (Kansas City Star, 5/29/06)

Have the heirs of Barbie hit limit for risqué dolls? (5/25/06)

Kaiser Tallies Kids' TV Hours (5/24/06)

Why Hollywood Studios Can't Kick the Junk-Food Habit (, 5/19/06)

Schools Selling Ads, Raising Funds to Pay for Basics, Study Warns (CBC, 5/15/06)

M&M math for fat kids (La Times, 5/15/05)

Caffeine: The Last Vice Standing (Brandweek, 5/13/05)

The Shrinking Childhood (Detroit Free Press, 5/13/06)

Round-The-Clock TV Channel For Babies Debuts (Associated Press, 5/12/06)

Junk-food Pushers on Defensive as Kids’ Advocates Push Back (New Standard, 5/8/06)

Fed Obesity Report Seen as Boon To Self-Regulation (Brand Week, 5/8/06)

Soda Deal with Clinton Foundation Latest PR Stunt (5/5/06)

Group Sues Video Firms On Tot-Learning Claims (Washington Post, 5/2/06)

Baby videos deceptive, advocacy group argues (Boston Globe, 5/2/06)


April 2006

Word Games (Brand Week, 4/26/06)

Alcopops - Cute, Boozy and Pitched to Teenage Girls (4/25/06)

Stuff the kids by Eric Schlosser (The Guardian, 4/24/06)

Industry lobbying 'derailed junk food ban' (The Guardian, 4/22/06)

Look -- Up in the Sky! Product Placement! (Wall St. Journal, 4/18/06)

As Pop Music Seeks New Sales, the Pussycat Dolls Head to Toyland  (New York Times, 4/17/06)

Burger King's 'King' to Star in Video Games (Advertising Age, 4/14/06)

Proved: TV Leads to Junk Food Diet (London Times, 4/9/06)

Bill Strikes at Low-Nutrition Foods in School (New York Times, 4/6/06)

Studies Link Media to Modern Ills (Kansas City Star, 4/5/06)

Elmo loves you...and your wallet (Scripps News Service, 4/5/06)

Children's Demands for Toys and Food Increase With TV Time, Researchers Say (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/4/06)

Black-Oriented TV Has More Fast-Food Ads (Associated Press, 4/04/06)

Sexy media a siren call to promiscuity? (Reuters, 4/04/06)

Stage Prop for the Today how or What’s Become of Relevant Information Dissemination for Parent (Gloria DeGaetano, 4/3/06)

March 2006

Merchants of filth have worthy foe (NY Daily News, 4/3/06)

Smoke and mirrors (Toronto Sun, 3/30/06)

Ofcom proposes ban on kids' junk food ads (The Guardian, 3/28/06)

Internet used to push fast food to children, say campaigners (The Guardian, 3/27/06)

Backside of free speech (Boston Globe, 3/27/06)

DVD series for babies, parents fuels TV debate (Boston Globe, 3/22/06)

Experts Rip 'Sesame' TV Aimed at Tiniest Tots (Washington Post, 3/21/06)

From sports events to book characters, all is for sale (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/19/06)

Senator makes waves with anti-obesity campaign (Financial Times, 3/14/06)

Young Adult Fiction: Wild Things (New York Times Book Review, 3/12/06)

Food industry not responsive to obesity, claims report (Food Navigator, 3/6/06)

Study: Students Remember More Channel One Ads Than News (Associated Press, 3/5/06)

Soda targeted in fight against obesity (Associated Press, 3/5/06)

Product placements creep into children's entertainment (Gannet, 2/28/06)

February 2006

Turning Kids' Minds Off Consumerism (Op-Ed News, 2/26/06)

Selling Junk Food to Toddlers (New York Times, 2/23/06)

Hot new market for cellphones: young kids (Seattle Times, 2/23/06)

Courting Kids, Networks Aim Younger (TelevisionWeek, 2/20/06)

Stop undermining parents (USA Today, 2/19/06)

Parents, teachers deal with trend of aggressive marketing to kids (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2/19/06)

Toy-makers jump on iPod fad (Associated Press, 2/15/06)

Billion-Dollar Babies (Broadcasting and Cable, 2/13/06)

Conspicuous Little Consumers (Alternet, 2/13/06)

McDonald's and Disney: Fat and Happy (Philadelphia Daily News, 2/10/06)

Kids And Neopets: Who's Getting Fed? (, 2/9/06)

A 'Curious' promo strategy for monkey cartoon (Reuters, 2/7/06)

TV watching takes away from family time (UPI, 2/7/06)

Time to kick kid ads in the square pants  (NY Daily News, 2/5/06)

Food is a curse - and a cure (Cape Cod Times, 2/5/06)

These toys are to cry for (Miami Herald, 2/4/06)

Baby Einsteins or baby couch potatoes? (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/2/06)


January 2006

Children, Media and Sex: A Big Book of Blank Pages (New York Times, 1/31/05)

Suing the Pants Off SpongeBob (Alternet, 1/31/06)

When 'free' merchandise isn't; lawsuit targets Scholastic (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1/31/06)

Europe Limits School Soft Drink Marketing (AdAge, 1/31/06)

Food Giants Accused of Underhand Tactics to Target Child Customers (The Independent, 1/30/06)In

Tots' TV Shows, A Booming Market, Toys Get Top Billing (Wall St. Journal, 1/27/06)

In-game ads link to the real world (Christian Science Monitor, 1/26/05)

SpongeBob, Kellogg Get The Big Squeeze (Brandweek, 1/24/05)

Fisher-Price tackles electronics with KidTronics (Reuters, 1/23/05)

Burger King to send extended ad to customers of Sprint phone video (USA Today, 1/20/05)

Marketers Want to Appear on Small Screen (New York Times, 1/16/05)

Dunkin' for Advergames (Games Daily, 1/16/05)

Protecting Kids From Adult Spam (Wall Street Journal, 1/12/05)

East Meets West, Adding Pounds and Peril (New York Times, 1/12/05)

Diabetes and the trash food industry (Boston Globe, 1/11/05)

How We Took the Child Out of Childhood (New York Times, 1/08/05)

At Least One Bratz Babyz Has Abandoned Her Thong (Hartford Courant, 1/04/06)

New study finds alcohol ads contribute to underage drinking (Reuters, 1/3/06)

Are we so immersed in media brine that it's become an environmental health hazard? (SF Chronicle, 1/01/06)



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