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Ellen Wartella researches the effects of media on children and adolescents, and the impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.

Education/Academic qualification

Mass Communication, PhD, University of Minnesota

Mass Communication, MA, University of Minnesota

Communication, BA, University of Pittsburgh

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Grants 2010 2019

learning
kindergarten
science
genre
education
health
Qatar
adolescent
health information
public health

The Common Sense Census: Family Media and Technology Use

Lauricella, A. R. & Wartella, E. A.

Common Sense Media

1/21/166/30/17

Project: Research project

census
parents
computer game
music
homework

Research Output 1973 2019

Haptic explorers: Supporting science journaling through mobile haptic feedback displays

Hightower, B., Lovato, S., Davison, J., Wartella, E. A. & Piper, A. M., Feb 1 2019, In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 122, p. 103-112 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Display devices
Feedback
Mobile devices
science
Concretes

Learning to code via tablet applications: An evaluation of Daisy the Dinosaur and Kodable as learning tools for young children

Pila, S., Aladé, F., Sheehan, K. J., Lauricella, A. R. & Wartella, E. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Computers and Education. 128, p. 52-62 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application programs
coding
evaluation
learning
appeal
1 Citations

Content analysis across new media platforms: Methodological considerations for capturing media-rich data

Hurwitz, L. B., Alvarez, A. L., Lauricella, A. R., Rousse, T. H., Montague, H. & Wartella, E. A., Feb 1 2018, In : New Media and Society. 20, 2, p. 532-548 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

new media
content analysis
Sampling
Image coding
Websites

Controversy sells, but what about science? Press coverage of 13 Reasons Why

Wartella, E. A., Cingel, D. P. & Lauricella, A. R., Jul 3 2018, In : Journal of Children and Media. 12, 3, p. 368-372 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

coverage
science

Introduction

Hay, J., Grossberg, L. & Wartella, E. A., Jan 1 2018, The Audience and its Landscape. Taylor and Francis, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

frustration
proliferation
time