The shows we watched as kids hold a special place in our hearts and nostalgia. But what are kids watching and loving today? What will hold that place of nostalgia for them in the future? On this episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver explores “Trends in Children’s Media”. Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, a leader in the field, comes to the set to discuss the topic. She has held positions at Sprout and Sesame Workshop and gives an insider’s look at the industry.
Media Inside Out is a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read and play with an analytical and critical approach. Topics have included a discussion of diversity in commercials; the influence of news editing; and the shift in audience role from consumer to author. Media Inside Out approaches media with an appreciation for its potential as entertainment, and even as an educational tool, but balances that with an understanding of its impact and influence. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property. The series is produced and hosted by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University. Program segments and information are conveyed in an entertaining, playful manner. The show explores, reveals, clarifies, and ultimately helps the audience appreciate the power of the media in their lives and their relationship with that media.Media Inside Out promotes creative and intellectual dialogue, while encouraging viewers to analyze their own media habits.