CcaM strives to better understand the role of the media in children's and adolescents' lives.
The Magic of Media Effects
May 2013. Patti Valkenburg held the 30th Van Zelst lecture at Northwestern University, Evanston. The Van Zelst lecture is an annual lecture that features a major scholar
in communication or media studies.
Prof. Patti Valkenburg has been appointed University Professor of Media, Youth and Society by the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2013. Valkenburg is currently distinguished research professor of Youth and and Media at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the UvA.
March 2013. This Spring, one of the most renowned theorists of online interpersonal communication has joined CcaM as a visiting professor. It is a start of a long-term research collaboration on the use and effects of online communication and social media on teenagers and adults.
Februari 2013. Esther Rozendaal, former PhD candidate at CCAM, received the prestigieus NeSCoR Dissertation Award award at the Nationale conference "24 Hours of Communication Science," held on 7 and 8 February at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
February 2013. The master track Youth and Media at the Graduate School of Communication is welcoming 22 new MA students this February.
January 2013. Advergames – online games for products or brands – which aim to promote the consumption of fruit among children do not lead to children eating more fruit. Children actually eat more snack foods instead of fruit after playing these games.