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Internet

Whichever Screen, People Are Watching

New York Times, July 8, 2008

 

In Overhaul, Disney.com Seeks a Path to More Fun

New York Times, June 25, 2008

 

Study: Teens dropping rags, radio for web, games, and TV

Ars Technica, June 20, 2008

 

Virtual Greats creates Web celebs

Variety, 6/9/08

 

Entering Virtual Worlds for Real-Life Pitches (New York Times, 5/29/08)

 

Mom, Can I Have My Virtual Allowance? (Advertising Age, 5/23/08)

 

Disney set to launch mobile 'tween' social network (Globe and Mail, 5/15/08)

 

Virtual worlds for pre-schoolers? They're here (C-Net, 5/11/08)

 

When Web Time Is Playtime (New York Times, 5/8/08)

 

'The Hills' Is Alive (AdWeek, 5/5/08)

 

Toddlers coming of digital age (USA Today, 4/30/08)

 

Warner moves toon content online to KidsWB.com (KidScreen Daily, 4/29/08)

 

Nickelodeon creating new virtual worlds for tweens (Denver Post, 4/7/08)

 

"OurWorld:" A virtual world for teens (Seattle P-I, 4/7/08)

 

In-Game Ad Network Taps Into Virtual Worlds (The ClickZ Network, 4/7/08)

 

Got Milk? Taps MySpace with New Campaign (Promo, 3/19/08)

 

Online Games by the Hundreds, With Tie-Ins (New York Times, 3/18/08)

 

TV and Computer Limits Make Kids Slimmer (Wall Street Journal, 3/3/08)

 

Do you know where your children are? Probably playing in a virtual world (The Canadian Press, 2/29/08)

 

Nickelodeon Sees Digital Dollars Surge on 'Multi-Splatform' Approach (Advertising Age, 2/25/08)

 

Disney goes ad-funded with new mobile portal (Pocket Gamer, 2/14/08)

 

Generation MySpace Is Getting Fed Up (Business Week, 2/7/08)

 

MySpace not their space (Houston Chronicle, 2/4/08)

 

Mountain Dew Makes MMO More Than Just a Game (Advertising Age, 1/28/08)

 

McDonald's Pulls Ads From Suggestive Online Content (MediaPost, 1/28/08)

 

EA to offer ad-funded video game on Internet (Bloomberg News, 1/22/08)

 

The New Focus Groups: Online Networks (Wall Street Journal, 1/14/08)

 

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young (New York Times, 12/31/07)

 

Top Online Advertiser Making a Raw Impression (ClickZ Network, 12/17/07)

 

Ads on Webkinz draw criticism (New Jersey Star-Ledger, 12/17/07)

 

Webkinz Takes Heat For Taking Advertising (MediaPost, 12/14/07)

 

Guess Who's Seeing Web Traffic Soar: Kraft and Co. (Advertising Age, 12/10/07)

 

Texas Accuses Web Marketers Of Targeting Children Unlawfully (Brandweek, 12/10/07)

 

Kids Bombarded by Unsuitable Web Ads (The Guardian Unlimited, UK, 12/6/07)

 

Putting the 'I' in viral makes web ads infectious (Brandweek, 12/3/07)

 

Facebook users complain of new tracking (Red Orbit, 11/21/07)

 

Dispute over push to get social Web sites in classroom (Union Leader Correspondent, 11/23/07)

 

What kids learn in virtual worlds (C-Net News, 11/15/07)

 

New Facebook, MySpace ad programs prompt FTC complaint (C-Net News, 11/12/07)

 

Forum to focus on online privacy (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/1/07)

 

Facebook to Add Shopping Service to Its Menu (Advertising Age, 11/5/07)

 

Privacy Groups Propose Do-Not-Track List (Advertising Age, 10/30/07)

 

Pay Up, Kid, or Your Igloo Melts (New York Times, 10/28/07)

 

Virtual worlds threaten 'values' (BBC News, 10/25/07)

 

Are kids ready for ads in virtual worlds? (C-Net News, 10/16/07)

 

When the PC becomes a parenting problem (C-Net News, 10/11/07)

 

The Hottest Thing in Kids Marketing? Imitating Webkinz (Advertising Age, 10/8/07)

 

Coming soon to kindergarten: anti-piracy ed (C-Net News, 10/2/07)

 

The virtual playground (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 10/1/07)

 

MySpace to Discuss Latest Effort to Customize Ads for Members (New York Times, 9/18/07)

 

Selling to Kids - Virtually (Channel 4.com, 9/4/07)

 

Facebook Gets Personal With Ad Targeting Plan (Wall Street Journal, 8/24/07)

 

Virtual worlds for kids take off (The Guardian, 8/9/07)

 

Sears Targets Tweens Online (Chicago Sun Times, 8/9/07)

 

Playground Networking, Now Online  (Washington Post, 8/3/07)

 

Virtual Worlds Aren't Just for Reaching Adults Anymore (Click Z, 7/05/07)

 

Play sites offer safe fun — and lucrative advertising space (International Herald Tribune, 6/6/07)

 

FTC Urged To Probe Digital Food Marketing To Kids (Media Post, 5/17/07)

 

Websites cultivate market in the making: children (Toronto Globe and Mail, 5/3/07)

 

Mattel aims at preteens with Barbie Web brand (AP 4/27/07)

 

Ad infinitum (food marketing to children) (Boston Globe, 4/23/07)

 

Webkinz's plush creatures take on e-lives  (Associated Press, 4/9/07)

 

Tweens' tap into the Web (Baltimore Sun, 4/5/07)

 

Kids' TV faces new Net restrictions (CNet News.com, 1/24/07)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

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

Videogames

Nestlé Joins Gaming World to Sell Water

Advertising Age, June 22, 2008

 

Bill targets teen gamers (Variety, 5/7/08)

 

Study: Just 20 percent of under-17 kids can buy 'M'-rated games (C-Net, 5/8/08)

 

Parents concerned about Miss Bimbo game (3/25/08)

 

Menino: Ban violent vid games for kids (Boston Herald, 3/17/08)

 

Executive Suite: Tony Hawk leaps to top of financial empire (USA Today, 3/10/08)

 

Video Games Normalize Killing, Doctors Say (KETV, 2/7/08)

 

Under-fire video games industry to sponsor politicians (Guardian Unlimited, 2/4/08)

 

MySpace's Missed Opportunity (Huffington Post, 1/15/08)

 

Video game industry seeks political clout (New York Times, 1/15/08)

 

Pepsi tackles childhood obesity with videogames in Mexico (The Guardian Unlimited, 1/2/08)

 

US kids find it easy to buy adult-rated videogames: survey (AFP, 12/5/07)

 

PlayStation's game plan: scale ad rates for videos (Adweek, 12/3/07)

 

Videogame teaches teen girls to slither up social ladder (CanWest News Service, 11/22/07)

 

Senators urge tougher rating for "Manhunt" game (Reuters, 11/20/07)

 

Child Advocates Upset Over "Manhunt 2" (Associated Press, 10/30/07)

 

Screen violence tied to boys' aggression: study (Yahoo News, 11/5/07)

 

Serious gaming starts at 6 (Advertising Age, 10/18/07)

 

Nintendo Wii takes a murderous turn (USA Today, 10/3/07)

 

Here Comes 'Halo 3' with a Side Order of Fries (Wall Street Journal, 8/9/07)

 

Video Game Ads (CBS 3.com, 5/30/07)

 

EU to study ways to keep violent video games from kids (AP, 1/16/07)

 

Burger King Sets High Score With Its Adver-games (AdAge.com, 1/8/07)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In-game ads link to the real world (Christian Science Monitor, 1/26/06)

Television/ Movies

Does TV help babies or hold them back? (Star-Telegram, 4/2/08)

 

Kids enter WWE ring (Variety, 3/23/08)

 

Apple teams with 'American Idol' (Variety, 3/18/08)

 

MTV, Doritos Partner for Reality Series (Promo, 3/14/08)

 

Is TV to blame for fat epidemic? (Toronto Star, 3/8/08)

 

Kids Upfront Going Steady (Broadcasting and Cable, 3/10/08)

 

Hollywood Will Help to Police PG-13 TV Ads (Broadcasting & Cable, 3/4/08)

 

TV ads and obese kids (The Star, 3/4/08)

 

TV and Computer Limits Make Kids Slimmer (Wall Street Journal, 3/3/08)

 

Toy Maker Hasbro Locks Up More Hollywood Deals (Advertising Age, 2/20/08)

 

Parents Group Slams Producers for Marketing PG-13 Films to Kids (Brandweek, 1/17/08)

 

“George of the Jungle” returns (New York Times, 1/16/08)

 

Ad Groups Want to Block FCC Rule-Making on Product Placement (Advertising Age, 12/17/07)

 

So That’s Why They Drink Coke on TV (New York Times, 12/9/2007)

 

FCC Fines Two TV stations for Violations of Children's-TV Ad Limits (Broadcasting and Cable,

9/29/07)

 

Parents tricked by Baby Einstein (Brisbane Times, 8/6/07)

 

Study by Wake Forest professor says toddlers learn little from TV (Winston-Salem Journal,

7/3/07)

 

TV may harm toddlers' brain development (Canadian Press, 5/08/07)

 

More toddlers have own TVs, study finds
 

20% of children under age 3 have a set in bedroom (Chicago Tribune, 5/7/07)

 

Ad infinitum (food marketing to children) (Boston Globe, 4/23/07)

 

Kids need a respite from TV (Eugene Guard-Register, 4/23/07)

 

Markey Wants to Put Kids TV On Ad Diet (Broadcast and Cable, 4/17/07)

 

FTC Takes Issue with Food Marketing to Kids (AdAge.com 4/17/07)

 

Growth spurt seen in TV fare for babies (San Antonio Express-News, 4/17/07)

 

Disney Expands Electronics With Themes Taken From Movies (Media Post, 4/12/07)

 

Chrysler, Sirius Introduce 'Backseat TV' With Kid Shows (Media Post, 3/30/07)

 

Study Finds Food Is Top Product Advertised to Kids (Washington Post, 3/28/07)

 

FCC Split Over TV Violence Report (National Journal, 3/28/07)

 

BabyFirstTV growing up fast (Hollywood Reporter, 3/26/07)

 

Diaper Demographic:  TV, Video Programming for the Under-2 Market Grows Despite Lack of

Clear Educational Benefit (Washington Post, 2/24/07)

 

Are Canadian babies ready for their own TV channel? (CBC, 1/30/07)

 

CCFC to President Bush:  Luring Babies to Screens is Not Heroic

 

Watching television won't turn babies into Einsteins (Concord Monitor, 1/25/07)

 

TV ads stress children (New Zealand Press, 1/02/06)

 

Baby Frankenstein (Forbes, 12/19/06)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

     

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