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Internationally Renowned Media Culture and Education Scholar Speaks at JMS

Date Released: Mon, 6 August 2012 15:04 +0200

Prof Buckingham  unpacks the childhood development tech debates and shares his research findings at 9am on Friday 10 August; and his research includes the use of mobile media amongst the teens involved in the UK riots, technology in the classroom, and young people and their consumption of news and alternative media such as political satire. He is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, London University, and the founder and director of the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media.

Buckingham is a leading international researcher on children and young people's interactions with electronic media, and on media education. He has directed more than 25 externally-funded research projects on these issues, funded by bodies such as the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the European Commission, the Broadcasting Standards Commission, the Arts Council of England and the Gulbenkian, Spencer and Nuffield Foundations; and he has been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, Ofcom, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is the author, co-author or editor of 26 books, and around 200 articles and book chapters. His work has been translated into 15 languages.

Professor Buckingham has been a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania, a Visiting Professor at New York University, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research and at the Open University. He has taught and addressed conferences in more than 30 countries around the world, and his work has been disseminated in a wide range of print and broadcast media, nationally and internationally. He is a nominated member of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a member of the Peer Review Colleges of both ESRC and AHRC.