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2010

Food Marketing to Kids Faces New Challenges
Yahoo! News, November 15, 2010

Making Sure Nickelodeon Hangs With the Cool Kids
New York Times, October 30, 2010

FCC To Decide if Nicktoons' Zevo-3 Is a Kids' Program or Advertisement
Yahoo! News, October 20, 2010

Give Advertainment the Boot
Boston Globe, October 12, 2010

Ads May Roll Out on N.J. School Buses
WHYY News Radio, October 11, 2010

A Children's Channel Retools
New York Times, October 10, 2010

New Kids' TV Channel Raises Product Placement Concerns
L.A. Times, October 5, 2010

Advocates Debate Using Advertising in Schools to Raise Funds in Budget Crisis
Fox News, September 27, 2010

FCC Examines Complaint About Skechers Cartoon
Associated Press, September 22, 2010

FCC Probes Complaint That Cartoon Advertises Skechers Shoes
Washington Post, September 22, 2010

Schools Seek Extra Cash Through Campus Ads
Associated Press, September 19, 2010

Skechers Cartoon Series Slammed in Petition
CBC News, September 15, 2010

FCC Asked to Block Skechers' New Cartoon Series
Associated Press, September 14, 2010

A Source of Solace, Not Ad Revenue
Miami Herald, August 29, 2010

Twin Cities: This Education Brought to You By...?
Pioneer Press, August 7, 2010

McDonald's Violent 'Happy Meal' Toy Promotion the Latest Target of Parents, Health Advocates
Flesh & Stone, August 4, 2010

Sweetwater Opens Campuses to Corporate Ads
San Diego Union-Tribune, August 1, 2010

Retailer's Racy Catalog to Return
The Boston Herald, July 13, 2010

Debate Looms Over Teens' Privacy Right on the Web
Fox News, July 7, 2010

Baby Geniuses
Forbes, June 24, 2010

New Skechers Kiddie Show Is Going to Walk a Fine Line
Brandweek, June 13, 2010

'Worst Toy of the Year' Deserves the Title
Miami Herald, May 22, 2010

Get Kids Off the Couch and Outdoors
Associated Press, May 16, 2010

'Worst Toy of the Year' Goes to a Nickelodeon Website
New York Times Online, May 12, 2010

World of Adcraft
Slate Magazine, May 10, 2010

What's the Worst Toy of the Year?
Jezebel, April 29, 2010

BK's Mock Mimosa Stirs Trouble
AdWeek, April 22, 2010

Corporate Social Responsibility Hero: CCFC
JustMeans, April 21, 2010

Kiddie, Can You Spare a Dime?
Creators.com, April 15, 2010

Unhealthy Habit: Both Obamas Are Way Too Ready to Partner with Big Players Who Keep U.S. Sick
NOW Magazine, March 24, 2010

Billboards in Motion: Ads on School Buses to Raise Revenue
Digital Jouranl, March 22, 2010

Could School Bus Ads Save School Budgets?
ABC News, March 19, 2010

Ads Appear on School Website
USA Today, March 18, 2010

Boston-based Children's Group Believes it Ticked Off Disney, Paid the Price
The Examiner, March 18, 2010

Angering the Mouse: Did a Pioneering Children's Advocacy Group Pay the Price for Taking on Disney?
Valley Advocate, March 18, 2010

Bowing to Corporate America, Judge Baker Center Loses Face
Boston Globe, March 13, 2010

After Victory Over Disney, Group [CCFC] Loses Its Lease
New York Times, March 9, 2010

UCR Study Finds DVDs Don't Help Babies Learn Language
The Press-Enterprise, March 3, 2010

Kids and Advertising: Mommy That's My Bestest Brand
The Globe and Mail, March 1, 2010

More Towns Seeking Sponsors, Ads to Balance Books
Boston Globe, February 28, 2010

Bill Would Allow Ads on School Buses
Salt Lake Tribune, February 15, 2010

A Fine Line When Ads and Children Mix
New York Times, February 14, 2010

Nickelodeon Promotes Violent and Sexual Games to Young Children
About.com Family Computing, January 28, 2010

Consumer Culture Saturates Kids' Lives
The StarPheonix, January 26, 2010

Selling Newton North Naming Rights Under Review
Newton Tab, January 26, 2010

2009

'Consuming Kids' Movie Sparks Parental Backlash
Worcester Telegram, December 7, 2009

Holiday Volunteering Bonds Families
Washington Times, December 6, 2009

'The Case for Commercial Free Television' with John Masters and Susan Linn (Video)
GrassRoots TV12 Aspin, September 25, 2009

Losing the Limo: New Fashion Dolls
New York Times, November 6, 2009

Disney Isn't Smart About Baby Einstein Response
MediaPost, November 2, 2009

Trend of Sexy Halloween Costumes for Young Girls is Downright Frightening, Say Moms
The Patriot Ledger, October 27, 2009

Kids Watch More Than a Day of TV Each Week
L.A. Times, October 27, 2009

Targeting Tots Could Build Lifelong Brand Recognition: Study
The Gazette, October 23, 2009

Refunds Offered on Baby Einstein DVDs
CBC News, October 25, 2009

Disney Offers Baby Einstein Refunds After Alleged False Advertising
The Consumerist, October 25, 2009

No Einstein in Your Crib? Get a Refund
New York Times, October 24, 2009

Disney Expands its "Baby Einstein" Refunds
CBS News, October 24, 2009

Disney Offers Millions of Parents Baby Einstein Video Refunds
Telegraph, October 24, 2009

Parents Offered Refunds on Baby Einstein Videos
Canwest News, October 23, 2009

Disney Expands Refunds on Baby Einstein DVDs
Associated Press, October 23, 2009

Disney Offers 'Baby Einstein' Refund
Brandweek, October 23, 2009

All the Single Babies: Why Do Tots Love Beyonce?
Time Magazine, October 14, 2009


BusRadio Controversy Ends Quickly, Quietly, Along with Firm's Operations
Nashua Telegraph, October 1, 2009

Controversial BusRadio Pulls the Plug
Media Life, September 30, 2009

School Buses Jettison Piped-In Radio
Denver Post, September 30, 2009

School Bus Radio Program Plays Its Last Tune
U.S. News, September 29, 2009

Swan Song for BusRadio, which Seminole Schools Tried?
Orlando Sentinel, September 28, 2009

FCC Gives BusRadio a Paddling Over Ads
Media Life, Setember 11, 2009

Cash Strapped California Schools Seek Sponsors to Raise Funds
LA Times, September 7, 2009

For Trailers, Green Now Means Watch Carefully
Chicago Sun-Times, September 4, 2009

Discovery Chief David Zaslav Transforms Television Company
USA Today, September 2, 2009

Transformers Movies Caught in FCC Content Filtering Inquiry
Ars Technica, August 26, 2009

CCFC Takes Aim At PG-13 Film Ads In Letter to FTC
Broadcasting & Cable, August 5, 2009

Scene Stealer: The Web Is Pouncing on Hollywood's Ratings
The New York Times, July 25, 2009

Game Ad Ban Challenged
Boston Herald, July 25, 2009

Congress Investigates Radio Programming on School Busses
US News & World Report, July 13, 2009

For Firstborns, Secondhand Fits the Bill
The New York Times, July 9, 2009

Advertising Broadcasts on School Busses Run Into Static
The Denver Post, July 3, 2009

Is Transformers A True Box Office Success or An Exploitation of Children
Examiner.com, June 29, 2009

In Summer, Kids Need Real Play Time
USA Today, June 24, 2009

Your Company's Name Here...
Union-Tribune, June 24, 2009

Children Are Too Frequent Targets of PG-13 Movie Ads, Group Charges
The New York Times, June 24, 2009

The Hostile Takeover of Childhood
Dakota Voice, June 15, 2009

Teachers Snub Scholastics's Toys
USA Today, June 7, 2009

Hollywood Continues Its Fast-Food Binge
BrandWeek, June 6, 2009

CCFC Says It Urged Congress to Require FCC Bus Report
Broadcast & Cable, May 22, 2009

Axe Body Products Puts Its Brand on the Hamptons Club Scene
The New York Times, May 21, 2009

Obama Called Upon to Review Ad Rules
Financial Post, May 15, 2009

PBS to Shorten Time Commitments for Sponsorships
The New York Times, May 7, 2009

Burger King Takes Heat Over 'Hightly Sexualised' Kids Ad
Christian Post, May 7, 2009

Hasbro and Discovery Plan Channel Based on Toy Brands
The New York Times, May 1, 2009

Discovery Teaming Up With Hasbro for New Kids Network
The Washington Post, May 1, 2009

Hasbro to Create Branded Cable Channel
Advertising Age, April 30, 2009

Hasbro Nabs Discovery Kids Stake
Variety, April 30, 2009

Toy Maker Hasbro Partners with Discovery Kids Network on New Channel
Joe Flint at The LA Times, April 30, 2009

Discovery, Hasbro Kids' Cable Deal May Rankle FCC
The Wrap, April 30, 2009

Hasbro and Discovery Join to Create Toy TV Mania
LA Times, April 30, 2009

CCFC's Associate Director Josh Golin on WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV, April 23, 2009

Marketers Build Brand Loyalty In Schools
Marketplace, April 22, 2009

Marketing Earth Day (and Other Stuff) to Children
The Huffington Post, April 21, 2009

CCFC's Joe Kelly on Fox News' "Fox and Friends"
Fox News, April 21, 2009

CCFC's Susan Linn on NBC The Today Show
CBS The Today Show, April 17, 2009

CCFC's Susan Linn on MSNBC
MSNBC, April 14, 2009

King-sized Controversy
The Chicago Sun-Times, April 14, 2009

CCFC's Joe Kelly on CBS The Early Show
CBS Early Show, April 10, 2009

Activists Reject Having it Burger King's 'SquarePants' Way
The New York Times, April 10, 2009

Burger King SpongeBob Ad Too Sexual?
MediaPost, April 8, 2009

Hitmakers and Fundraisers: School Book Fairs
The Associated Press, April 5, 2009

Idaho Teacher Sells Advertising Space on Tests
The Associated Press, March 25, 2009

Child Activists Slam Sprout
Broadcasting & Cable, March 11, 2009

Advocates Say Program Keeps Kids Awake
The Associated Press, March 11, 2009

The Endless Possibilities -- and impossibilities -- of Barbie
The Ottawa Citizen, March 9, 2009

School BusRadio Gets Mixed Signals
The Denver Post, March 5, 2009

Forever Young
Boston Globe, March 5, 2009

Tennessee Schools Want To Raise Money With Color Ads On Busses
The Tennessean, February 16, 2009

Rhode Island Mulls School Bus Ads
Brand Week, February 11, 2009

Scholastic Criticized for Pushing Toys, Makeup in Book Clubs
School Library Journal, February 11, 2009

Scholastic Under Fire for Marketing Toys in School
Associated Content, February 11, 2009

Advertising On School Busses? Not Buying It
Providence Journal, February 10, 2009

Scholastic Accused of Misusing Book Clubs
New York Times, February 10, 2009

Scholastic Corp. Criticized For Marketing Toys, Video Games in School-based Book Clubs
Associated Press, February 9, 200

Dolls, Purses Marketed for Girls With Self-esteem, Sharing in Mind
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2009

The Run for the Remote
The Salem News, January 31, 2009

For Sale: Wholesomeness
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 21, 2009

Your Client's Ad in Public Schools
Media Life Magazine, January 20, 2009

2008

E-books Catch On with Children
Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2008

Parents Tell Toy Marketers to Leave Kids Alone
Daytona Daily news, December 23, 2008

Baby Dolls Raise a Stink in More Ways Than One
The Washington Post, December 22, 2008

Can You Buy All American This Christmas?
The Daily Journal, December 21, 2008

Fewer Gifts This Season, But Christmas Will Still Be Special
The Times-Standard, December 21, 2008

Parents Applaud End of BusRadio Service
Gazette.net, December 17, 2008

School Bus Service No Music to Some Parents' Ears
The Washington Post, December 11, 2008

Creating and Sustaining Holiday Joy
Idaho Mountain Express, December 10, 2008

Gift-givers Get Creative In Tough U.S. Economy
Reuters, November 29, 2008

Meltdown Fallout: Some Parents Rethink Toy-Buying
Associated Press, November 29, 2008

 

CCFC Wants FCC To Ban Product Placement In Kids Shows, Limit In Primetime
Broadcasting & Cable, November 24, 2008

 

Market holiday toys to kids? Oh no, YOU DIDN'T!
LA Times Blog, November 14, 2008

 

Barely Passing
The Baltimore Jewish Times, November 13, 2008

 

This Holiday Season, Retailers Better Be Wary Of The Surly Shopper
Canwest News, November 06, 2008

 

Parents Asked to Weigh in on Radio on Buses
Nashua Telegraph, October 30, 2008

 

News Brief: Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
PROMO Xtra, October 29, 2008

 

Activist Group Urges Toy Makers To Address Parents
Media Post, October 27, 2008

 

Kids Growing Up Too Fast, Author Says
Naples News, October 22, 2008

 

Class, Pay Attention To This Message From Our Sponsor
CrainsNewYork.com, October 18, 2008

 

Milk Cartoon
The New York Times, October 12, 2008

 

FCC Considers Product Placement Rules for TV
Ars Technica, September 28, 2008

 

Ditch The Characters For The Classics
The Tampa Tribune, September 26, 2008 

Scholastic Cuts 'Bratz' Products for Book Clubs and Fairs

The New York Times, September 22, 2008

 

Scholastic Inc Bows to Pressure Over Bratz

TheBookseller.com, September 19, 2008

 

Bratz Books Expelled from US School Book Suppliers

Guardian, September 19, 2008

 

Scholastic Boots Bratz
Brandweek, September 19, 2008

 

Distributor Gives Bratz the Boot

Winnipeg Free Press, September 18, 2008
 

Strapped for Cash, Schools Eye Bus Ads
Advertisng Age, September 15, 2008

 

Humble ISD pins hopes on school bus ads

Houston Chronicle, August 21, 2008

 

FTC Commissioner Tackles Ads for Kids --- Official Leads Charge For Food, Drink Firms To Regulate Themselves

Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2008

 

Fast-food toys becoming more educational

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 15, 2008

 

Retailers know texting is the totally best way to reach teens

St. Petersburg Times, August 10, 2008

 

I want my [your brand here] MTV

Time Out Chicago, August 7, 2008

 

24/7 children's channels? I want my kid TV!

San Diego Union-Tribune, August 4, 2008

 

Marketing To Kids: FTC, CBBB Weigh In With Reports

Marketing Daily, July 30, 2008

 

Tug of War in Food Marketing to Children

New York Times, July 30, 2008

 

Kids' Activists, Critics React to FTC Report

Broadcasting and Cable, July 29, 2008

 

Real healing in pretend world: The Boston Globe Reviews Susan Linn's Book

Boston Globe, July 14, 2008

 

BusRadio gains industry ratings, criticism for pushing ads on kids

Boston Herald, July 8, 2008

 

To Build a Young-Adult Crowd, ABC Family Gets More Physical

New York Times, June 28, 2008

 

Product Placement On TV Targeted

Washington Post, June 27, 2008

 

Is make-believe vital to kids? You better believe it: An interview with CCFC's Susan Linn

USA Today, June 25, 2008

 

FCC Is Urged To Clamp Down On Product Placement

Marketing Daily, June 20, 2008

 

Coalition Urges FCC to Adopt Product Placement Rules

Brandweek, June 20, 2008

 

Watch Dogs Warn FCC about Trojan Horse Ads

Broadcasting & Cable, June 19, 2008

 

The power of a make-believe world

Boston Globe, 6/3/08

 

Keep Targeting Kids and the Parents Will Start Targeting You

Advertising Age, May 19, 2008

 

BabyTV and BabyFirstTV target the diaper set

International Herald Tribune, May 18, 2008

 

MPAA Says It Won't Block Marketers' Movie Promo Plans

Advertising Age, May 16, 2008

 

Commercial side of school book fairs prompts concerns

Natick Bulletin, May 15, 2008

 

Kids should spend more time playing

The Wichita Eagle, May 15, 2008

 

Commercials cause concern in the virtual Barbie world

Financial Times, May 2, 2008

 

Coalition Asks BK to Pull Toy Premiums

Promo Magazines, April 29, 2008

 

Group Asks Burger King To Pull 'Iron Man' Kids' Meal Toy

MediaPost, April 25, 2008

 

Don't forget importance of play

Associate Press, March 16, 2008

 

Abercrombie & Fitch ads hit

Boston Herald, March 13, 2008

 

Children's Hospital in Hot Water Over Corporate Sponsorships

Advertising Age, March 12, 2008

 

Cut Abercrombie name from ER, advocates say

Associated Press, March 11, 2008

 

When a Corporate Donation Raises Protests

New York Times, March 12, 2008

 

Is TV to blame for fat epidemic?

Toronto Star, March 8, 2008

 

Hollywood Will Help to Police PG-13 TV Ads

Broadcasting & Cable, March 4, 2008

 

Don't hold children hostage to ads

Island Packet, March 2, 2008

 

A Virtual Popularity Contest

Washington Post, February 19, 2008

 

School Buses Latest Victim of Ad Creep

Brandweek, February 4, 2008

 

McDonald's was right to pull plug on Happy Meals promotion

Orlando Sentinel, January 21, 2008

 

McDonald's Pulls Ads From Florida Report Cards

Advertising Age, January 18, 2008

 

McDonald's drops report card pitches

Orlando Sentinel, January 18, 2008

 

Parents' beef with McDonald's ends Happy Meal promo

The Boston Herald, January 18, 2008

 

McDonald's Ending Promotion on Jackets of Children's Report Cards

New York Times, January 18, 2008

 

McDonald's Ending Promotion on Jackets of Children's Report Cards

New York Times, January 18, 2008

 

Parents Group Slams Producers for Marketing PG-13 Films to Kids

Brandweek, January 17, 2008

 

Parents Group Slams Producers for Marketing PG-13 Films to Kids

Brandweek, January 17, 2008

 

FTC: Review Movie Marketing to Kids

Associated Press, January 9, 2008

2007

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young

New York Times, December 31, 2007

 

BusRadio Tames Raunchy Music

Boston Herald, December 27, 2007

 

Lessons of 'Snowpeople' not cool

Marketplace, December 18, 2007

 

Ads on Webkinz draw criticism

New Jersey Star-Ledger, December 17, 2007

 

Webkinz Takes Heat For Taking Advertising

MediaPost, December 14, 2007


Advocates Slam Webkinz for Online Ads

Adweek, December 14, 2007

 

Born to Shop: How Marketers Brainwash Babies

Alternet, December 13, 2007

 

Shift Away From Ad-Free Has a Price

New York Times, December 13, 2007

 

Guess Who's Seeing Web Traffic Soar: Kraft and Co.

Advertising Age, December 10, 2007

 

Heidi Klum In The Valley Of The (Star)Dolls

Brandweek, December 10, 2007

 

School Report Cards Offer Happy Meals

ABC News, December 8, 2007

 

Food-for-grades prize criticized

Chicago Tribune, December 7, 2007

 

McDonald's offers US children free fast food for good schoolwork

London Times, December 7, 2007

 

FTC Ends Brainy-Baby Video Investigation

Associated Press, December 6, 2007

 

Seminole students get McDonald's bonus on report cards

Orlando Sentinel, December 6, 2007

 

Straight A's, With a Burger as a Prize

New York Times, December 6, 2007

 

CCFC Blasts McDonald's For Report Card Advertising

MediaPost, December 6, 2007

 

McD's Report Card Ads Draw Fire

Adweek, December 5, 2007

 

Child advocacy group upset over McDonald's ads on report cards

Associated Press, December 5, 2007

 

McD's Newest Ad Platform: Report Cards

Advertising Age, December 5, 2007

 

Taking the Axe to Unilever's hypocrisy

Toronto Star, November 28, 2007

Dove viral draws heat from critics

Advertising Age, November 26, 2007

 

Stores use lure of children's literature

Boston Herald, November 23, 2007

 

Dispute over push to get social Web sites in classroom

Union Leader Correspondent, November 23, 2007

 

Educators weigh merits of social network sites

LA Times, November 19, 2007

Hard to find sanctuary from $17 billion in marketing to kids

National Catholic Reporter, 1November 16, 2007

 

Body spray ads amuse, but do they offend, too?

Sacramento Bee, November 6, 2007

 

A company's ugly contradiction

Boston Globe, November 5, 2007

 

Nick Rethinks Partnerships To Promote SpongeBob To Kids

Brandweek, October 29, 2007

Goodbye treats, hello tricks

Toronto Sun, October 20, 2007

 

Disney wields its marketing magic

Denver Post, October 19, 2007

 

Babes in BrandLand

Brandweek, October 17, 2007

 

Unilever shuns stereotypes of women (unless talking to men)

New York Times, October 15, 2007

 

How did board allow BusRadio onboard?

Union Tribune, October 11, 2007

 

CCFC accuses Unilever of ad hypocrisy

LA Times, October 10, 2007

 

Palm Beach County schools consider BusRadio

South Florida Sun Sentinel, October 10, 2007

 

Wishful thinking: DVDs bring out baby geniuses

Washington Post, October 9, 2007

 

Use Of Play Plastic In Game Of Life Divides Experts

The Courant, October 4, 2007

 
Kids seem to respond to licensing of product
Associated Press, August 31, 2007

 

FTC Issues Subpoenas to Food Marketers

Adweek, August 10, 2007

 

Parents tricked by Baby Einstein

Brisbane Times, August 6, 2007

 

Playground Networking, Now Online 

Washington Post, August 3, 2007

 

More than a doll, baby

Philadelphia Inquirer, August 2, 2007

 

Too Sexy, Too Soon
Parents.com, August 1, 2007

 

Robbing the Cradle? If Marketers Get Their Way, That Bundle of Joy Can Cost a Bundle Knowledge@Wharton, July 25, 2007

 

Limiting Ads of Junk Food to Children

New York Times, July 18, 2007

Watching Food Ads on TV May Program Kids to Overeat

Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2007

 

Violent shows aim toys at little kids

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, July 10, 2007

 

Marketing health

San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2007

 

Kellogg Agrees to Raise Nutrition of Kids' Food  

Associated Press, June 14, 2007

 

If Other Marketers Follow Suit, More Than $1 Billion in Spending May Be in Limbo

Advertising Age, June 14, 2007

 

Kellogg Agrees to Curb Marketing of Foods to Children

New York Times, June 14, 2007

 

Kellogg Agrees to Raise Nutrition of Kids' Food  

Associated Press, June 14, 2007

 

P.V. ponders Bus Radio, billed as alternative to raunchy drive-time fare

Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 12, 2007

 

Women take their fight against school ads to Boston

Worcester Star-Telegram, May 31, 2007

 

Say Buy-Buy: Psychology professor says subtle marketers are selling kids, and their parents, a lot of junk

Winston-Salem Journal, May 31, 2007

 

Video Game Ads

CBS 3.com, May 30, 2007

 

Louisville school board drops proposal for bus radios

Louisville Courier-Journal, May 22, 2007

 

Fighting obesity, but fronting for junk food

Boston Globe, May 21, 2007

 

How Many Brands Do Young Children Recognize?

wcco.com, May 14, 2007

 

The Hard Sell: Marketing to Kids

CBS News, May 14, 2007

 

More toddlers have own TVs, study finds 20% of children under age 3 have a set in bedroom

Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2007

 

Shrek shills dietary dreck -- dump him

Chicago Sun Times, April 30, 2007

 

Advocacy Group: Drop Shrek From Anti-Obesity Ads

Associated Press, April 26, 2007

 

Nashua Board tunes in to Bus Radio

Nashua Telegraph, April 19, 2007

 

Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?

MSNBC, April 11, 2007

 

Marketing play: Game of Life really does take Visa  

USA Today, March 8, 2007

 

Critics target Pizza Hut BOOKIt! Program

Associated Press, March 2, 2007

 

Parents push to boot Bratz books from Scholastic fairs

CanWest, Frebruary 28, 2007

 

Message and the Media: Our girls deserve better

San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 2007

 

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

Washington Post, February 24, 2007

 

Envy, Anxiety, Secrecy, Taboos: The Subject Must Be Money

New York Times, February 3, 2007

 

CCFC to President Bush:  Luring Babies to Screens is Not Heroic Watching television won't turn babies into Einsteins

Concord Monitor, January 25, 2007

 

Why are we dressing our daughters like this?

McLeans, January, 2007

2006

T will no longer display advertisements for violent video games

Associated Press, December 12, 2006

 

Buybabies: marketing to kids

The Economist, December 9, 2006

 

Pediatricians Blast Inappropriate Ads

Associated Press, December 4, 2006

 

McDonald's trying a new play on PlayPlace

Chicago Tribune, December 2, 2006

 

Car makers direct more ads at kids

Wall St. Journal, November 9, 2006

 

A Mr. Rogers for a new age

Boston Globe, October 26, 2006

 

New Disney Rules Limit Character Use in Kids' Foods

Television Week, October 17, 2006

 

Child protection advocates hit at Wal-Mart

Financial Times, October 5, 2006

 

Critics riled that teen book plugs makeup

Hartford Courant, October 1, 2006

 

Study: Advertisements for high-fat foods permeate TV targeting toddlers

Associated Press, September 30, 2006

 

Schools stall BusRadio

Taunton Gazette, September 21, 2006

 

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, September 17, 2006

 

Selling a book by its CoverGirl

Denver Post, September 17, 2006

 

Senate Calls for Media Study

AdWeek, September 13, 2006

 

TV channel for babies? Pediatricians say turn it off

SF Chronicle, September 11, 2006

 

What can parents do?

Los Angeles Daily News, August 24, 2006

 

Procter & Gamble Takes Tampax Into the Classroom

Brandweek, August 14, 2006

 

Though firm sees a winner in 'Baby Badger' DVD, critics throw a flag

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 11, 2006

 

For Toddlers, a World Laden with Advertising

NPR.org, July 31, 2006

 

Imprinting Infants

Hartford Courant, July 24, 2006

 

Corporate Money in School Sports Favors Boys, May Violate Law

The New Standard, June 26, 2006

 

Sexy styles beckon little girls 

Denver Post, June 24, 2006

 

Marketers pursue kids ad nauseam

Chicago Sun-Times, June 14, 2006

 

Mansfield pulls plug on Bus Radio

Sun Chronicle, June 5, 2006

 

Have the heirs of Barbie hit limit for risqué dolls?

The Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2006

 

Kaiser Tallies Kids' TV Hours

AdWeek, May 24, 2006

 

The Shrinking Childhood

Detroit Free Press, May 13, 2006

 

Junk-food Pushers on Defensive as Kids' Advocates Push Back

New Standard, May 8, 2006

 

Fed Obesity Report Seen as Boon To Self-Regulation

Brand Week, May 8, 2006

 

Group Sues Video Firms On Tot-Learning Claims

Washington Post, May 2, 2006

 

Baby videos deceptive, advocacy group argues

Boston Globe, May 2, 2006

 

Stage Prop for the Today how or What's Become of Relevant Information Dissemination for Parent Gloria DeGaetano, April 3, 2006

 

DVD series for babies, parents fuels TV debate

Boston Globe, March 22, 2006

 

Experts Rip 'Sesame' TV Aimed at Tiniest Tots

Washington Post, March 21, 2006

 

Selling Junk Food to Toddlers

New York Times, February 23, 2006

 

Hot new market for cellphones: young kids

Seattle Times, February 23, 2006

 

Parents, teachers deal with trend of aggressive marketing to kids

Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 19, 2006

 

Kids And Neopets: Who's Getting Fed?

CBS.com, February 9, 2006

 

Time to kick kid ads in the square pants  

NY Daily News, February 5, 2006

 

Food is a curse - and a cure

Cape Cod Times, February 5, 2006

 

Suing the Pants Off SpongeBob

Alternet, January 31, 2006

 

When 'free' merchandise isn't; lawsuit targets Scholastic

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 31, 2006

 

SpongeBob, Kellogg Get The Big Squeeze

Brandweek, January 24, 2006

 

     

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