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CAM in Prague

CAM had another great annual meeting with its members in San Diego (check out our YouTube Channel where you can see a recap of that awesome conference) and is looking forward to the 68th annual conference in PragueAs with past years, CAM welcomes paper submissions, panel submissions, and research escalator submissions. Please read the CAM CfP carefully so that submissions are formatted correctly and have the necessary information. Pay particular attention to policies regarding eligibility and previous presentation/publication history. If you have any questions, please email our chair ( More information about the conference can be found at our website.

When preparing for the conference, CAMmers are asked to complete CAM's reviewer survey so that CAM members can count on a fantastic reviewer pool.  And remember, CAM is offering a Top Reviewer Award again this year. 

Also, don't forget that the General Elections are now OPEN.  In addition to ICA-wide elections, CAM is electing two positions: Secretary and Student Representative. CAM has fantastic candidates for both positions, so please read their statements and VOTE! 


Latest News


 New CAMmer in the Spotlight

Our new CAMmer in the spotlight is Tolulope Kayode-Adedeji



Children’s Media Symposium: From Print to Screen: 24–26 November, 2017

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s School of Communication and Creative Industries invites conference paper submissions for its inaugural Children’s Media Symposium. This year’s theme is “From Print to Screen” and will feature keynote presentations from the ABC’s former Director of Television Kim Dalton OAM, celebrated children’s author Gary Crew, Oscar-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, and CEO of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation Jenny Buckland.

Convergence, transmedia storytelling, interactivity, fragmentation, the rise of social media and online streaming services have transformed the production and distribution of children’s media. The Children’s Media Symposium is a chance for the creative sector and the academic community to engage and collaborate in exploring the complex relations between this special audience and a fast-changing media landscape.

We invite submission of abstracts of 250 words for individual papers (20 minutes) or suggestions for three-paper panels. We welcome papers on screen adaptations of children's literature; children's screen content; the status of child consumers; writing for children and the image of the child in screen content and literature, in addition to other interpretations of this year’s theme.

Outstanding papers from this year’s symposium will be invited to appear in forthcoming issues of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) publications Metro and Screen Education.

Please send abstracts to by 30th June, 2017

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia:




About CAM

In past decades, children and adolescents have become the defining users of many entertainment media and media technologies. Despite a booming media industry specifically aimed at children and young people, relatively little is known about the contents, uses, and implications of these media productions. The rapidly developing changes in young people's media environment provide an important raison d'etre for this special division within ICA that specifically focuses on the role of different media in children's and adolescents' lives.

The CAM division strives to be a fruitful intellectual forum for academics from all over the world who study the role of media in the lives of children and young people. It aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas among scholars of different backgrounds and disciplinary orientations, informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches.

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What we study and how

CAM aims to cover all media and technologies aimed at and/or used by children and young people: It focuses on the production, content, uses, and reception of both print and electronic media. CAM's orientation is interdisciplinary: It attempts to draw on and contribute to communication theory, but also to psychological, sociological, cultural and critical theories. CAM's approach is multi-methodological: It welcomes all theoretical and empirical studies based on quantitative and qualitative research methods.


How to join CAM

To join ICA, go to the Join Us link on the ICA homepage, and indicate your intention to become a member of the Children, Adolescents and Media division.


Stay in touch

To stay up to date about CAM's activities, keep an eye on this website! Registered CAM members receive regular updates via e-mail. In addition, both CAM and non-CAM members can follow the latest news on our Facebook group and by looking for Tweets with our hastag #ica_cam on Twitter.


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