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For those whose media experience is bounded by newspapers and radio, Generation Digital will be an eye-opening guide to the media revolution that is changing the way the next generation thinks and behaves. -- Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest Montgomery's study combines the immediacy and engagement of an insider's story with the sharp and dispassionate eye of the scholar. This book will be of interest to those studying children and media as well as to readers with an interest in cultural policy. -- David Buckinham, Institute of Education, University of London This is a wonderful bookdescriptive, analytical, and insightful. Kathryn Montgomery provides a detailed look at how children use digital media and its role in their development. Most important, she elucidates policy concerns about the commercialization of youth with an understanding of marketing and programming practices that are specific to digital media. Beyond the hype, this book reminds all of us that the digital age is being led by our children. -- Ellen Wartella, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Riverside

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Kathryn C. Montgomery is Professor in the Public Communication Division, School of Communication, at American University, where she directs the Project on Youth, Media, and Democracy. As founder of the Center for Media Education, she led a coalition of advocacy groups in a series of successful media policy campaigns on behalf of children and youth. She is the author of Target: Prime Time: Advocacy Groups and the Struggle over Entertainment Television.

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"For those whose media experience is bounded by newspapers and radio, Generation Digital will be an eye-opening guide to the media revolution that is changing the way the next generation thinks and behaves."--Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest "This is a wonderful bookdescriptive, analytical, and insightful. Kathryn Montgomery provides a detailed look at how children use digital media and its role in their development. Most important, she elucidates policy concerns about the commercialization of youth with an understanding of marketing and programming practices that are specific to digital media. Beyond the hype, this book reminds all of us that the digital age is being led by our children." Ellen Wartella , Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Riverside "This is a wonderful book -- descriptive, analytical, and insightful. Kathryn Montgomery provides a detailed look at how children use digital media and its role in their development. Most important, she elucidates policy concerns about the commercialization of youth with an understanding of marketing and programming practices that are specific to digital media. Beyond the hype, this book reminds all of us that the digital age is being led by our children."--Ellen Wartella, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Riverside

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