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Taking the Temperature: The Future of Global Health Journalism

February 10, 2011

Examines trends in coverage of global health issues in mainstream and specialized media, challenges determining amounts and types of coverage, prospects for independent journalism funding, and implications for journalistic integrity and informing policy.

A Reporter's Guide to U.S. Global Health Policy

March 30, 2010

Provides basic information and data on the main diseases and conditions prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, U.S. government funding for global health, major policy issues, and initiatives among U.S. and international agencies and multilaterals.

Coverage of Health News, Jan-June 2009

July 29, 2009

Examines how the media covered health issues during the first six months of the Obama administration; the topics most reported on; variations among print, television, radio, and online media; and differences from the coverage seen in 2007 and 2008.

The State of Health Journalism in the U.S., March 2009

March 12, 2009

Based on a literature review, a survey of healthcare journalists, and interviews, examines the effects of changes in the news media on its coverage of health issues and the impact of these trends on consumers. Explores challenges and implications.

Health News Coverage in the U.S. Media: January 2007-June 2008

November 24, 2008

Examines how the media covered health and health policy issues: the extent to which health was part of the news agenda and the 2008 primary campaign coverage, the topics most reported on, and variations among print, television, radio, and online media.

Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey

June 19, 2007

Parents say they are gaining control over their children's exposure to sex and violence in the media, but they remain more broadly concerned about inappropriate content in the media, according to a new national survey of parents released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report, Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, is a national survey of 1,008 parents of children ages 2-17, along with a series of six focus groups held with parents across the country. The survey explores such issues as media content, media ratings and the V-Chip, media monitoring, educational media, advertising, and the Internet.

Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States

March 28, 2007

As the fight against childhood obesity escalates, the issue of food advertising to children has come under increasing scrutiny. Policymakers in Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and agencies such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have called for changes in the advertising landscape, and U.S. food and media industries are developing their own voluntary initiatives related to advertising food to children. To help inform this debate, the Kaiser Family Foundation released the largest study ever conducted of TV food advertising to children. The study, Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States, combines content analysis of TV ads with detailed data about children's viewing habits to provide an estimate of the number and type of TV ads seen by children of various ages.

Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings

December 12, 2006

In recent years, the issue of media multitasking has sparked a broad discussion about the potential impact on children and youth and has raised concerns among non-profits about how best to engage young people with social marketing campaigns.To help advance understanding about the issues that surround media multitasking, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum, The Teen Media Juggling Act: The Implications of Media Multitasking Among American Youth.Forum participants included executives from MTV and eMarketer, a leading market research firm, along with one of the nation's top cognitive neuroscientists, and experts on media use among young people.

Evolution of an Epidemic: 25 Years of HIV/AIDS Media Campaigns in the U.S.

June 1, 2006

Traces the development of national public education campaigns, from those aimed at raising general awareness, to treatment and prevention. Looks at the role played by entertainment media, including more recent initiatives focusing on the global pandemic.

The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Their Parents

May 24, 2006

Electronic media is a central focus of many very young children's lives, used by parents to help manage busy schedules, keep the peace, and facilitate family routines such as eating, relaxing, and falling asleep, according to a new national study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Many parents also express satisfaction with the educational benefits of TV and how it can teach positive behaviors.The report, The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Their Parents, is based on a national survey of 1,051 parents with children age six months to six years old and a series of focus groups across the country.

A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

December 1, 2005

Examines available research, and arguments by proponents and critics, of electronic educational media use by young children. Examines educational claims in marketing and provides recommendations for developing research and product standards.

Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds

March 9, 2005

A national Kaiser Family Foundation survey found children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time using "new media" like computers, the Internet and video games, without cutting back on the time they spend with "old" media like TV, print and music. Instead, because of the amount of time they spend using more than one medium at a time (for example, going online while watching TV), they're managing to pack increasing amounts of media content into the same amount of time each day. The study, Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds, examined media use among a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders who completed detailed questionnaires, including nearly 700 self-selected participants who also maintained seven-day media diaries.

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