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    Mass Media and Children | Spring 2011 | Temple University
    Developed by the students enrolled in Renee Hobbs' Mass Media and Children course, Temple University, Spring 2011
    We examine most popular children's television show, ICarly, as a means to understand both the art and the business of childrens' media while exploring how the series represents adolescents and adults, video and online technology tools, as well as social and ethical relationships and values. Read about the beginnings of our journey.
    FINAL STUDENT PROJECTS
    Negative Representations, Stereotypes, and Bad Role Models In iCarly Matt Geiger
    Superiority Displayed through Social Relationships on iCarly by Christin St.Pierre
    The Use of Stereotypes in iCarly by Alexis Berry
    Girl Power by Stacey Rand
    Sexuality in iCarly, Sasha White
    iHate iCarly, Anjelica Orloff
    Parenting (or Lack Thereof) in the Wacky World of iCarly by Stephanie Hudson
    Fan Boyz by Earl Shields
    iCarly and Apple: Are Children Understanding? by Kelly Reed
    Double Coding in iCarly by Aaron Wolf
    The Reality Behind Cyber Bullying by Brendan Reynolds
    Hatred and Sam by Cassandra Butkowski
    iCarly, the Internet and the Impact, by Caitlin Gainsborg and Marjorie Thomas
    Minority Report How Minority Children Identify with iCarly by Danielle Townsend
    Commercials and Consumer Society present in iCarly by August Navarro
    Technology's Transforming Effect on Traditional Nickelodeon Ideals by John Infante
    Children and Advertising by Mark Robinson
    Gender Stereotypes and iCarly by Blake Neal
    Commercials in iCarly by Robert Weir
    Characteristics of the iCarly Website and User Response to the iCarly Website by Daniel W. Yi
    OUR FIVE-WEEK RESEARCH PROCESS
    ACTIVITY
    FINDING QUESTIONS. Brainstorm to identify the most important questions
    to examine in an inquiry about ICarly.
    Develop a Research Proposal
    DUE: March 18
    BEGIN THE JOURNEY. Build background knowledge about Nickelodeon.
    Write a Precis
    DUE: March 25
    DEVELOP YOUR RESEARCH. Gather more information to develop your project or review videos closely to develop your argument. Produce some text to demonstrate that you're making process on the project.
    Research Report 1
    DUE: April 1
    DEEPENING OUR QUESTIONS. Tackle more complex questions that test specific
    hypotheses or explore particular issues of interest.
    Research Report 2
    April 8
    SHARE WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED. Present ideas using print and multimedia to inform
    different target audiences about our journey of exploration.
    Final Report wirh
    Multimedia Production Component
    DUE: April 27, 29
    Resources Available to Students for Completing this Project
    Season 1, Volume 1
    Season 1, Volume 2
    Season 2, Volume 1
    Advertising Disk 1
    Advertising Disk 2
    Online Videos Relevant to ICarly
    Real Life iCarly
    Miranda Cosgrove's Music Career
    Dan Schneider
    five parodies
    Nielsen Ratings
    Reviews from Kids and Adults
    iCarly WEBSITE
    ICarly Wiki -
    Musica Domicile
    Interviews with Three Children Ages 4, 8, and 11

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Thursday, December 18

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    Mass Media and Children | Spring 2011 | Temple University
    Developed by the students enrolled in Renee Hobbs' Mass Media and Children course, Temple University, Spring 2011
    We examine most popular children's television show, ICarly, as a means to understand both the art and the business of childrens' media while exploring how the series represents adolescents and adults, video and online technology tools, as well as social and ethical relationships and values. Read about the beginnings of our journey.
    FINAL STUDENT PROJECTS
    Negative Representations, Stereotypes, and Bad Role Models In iCarly Matt Geiger
    Superiority Displayed through Social Relationships on iCarly by Christin St.Pierre
    The Use of Stereotypes in iCarly by Alexis Berry
    Girl Power by Stacey Rand
    Sexuality in iCarly, Sasha White
    iHate iCarly, Anjelica Orloff
    Parenting (or Lack Thereof) in the Wacky World of iCarly by Stephanie Hudson
    Fan Boyz by Earl Shields
    iCarly and Apple: Are Children Understanding? by Kelly Reed
    Double Coding in iCarly by Aaron Wolf
    The Reality Behind Cyber Bullying by Brendan Reynolds
    Hatred and Sam by Cassandra Butkowski
    iCarly, the Internet and the Impact, by Caitlin Gainsborg and Marjorie Thomas
    Minority Report How Minority Children Identify with iCarly by Danielle Townsend
    Commercials and Consumer Society present in iCarly by August Navarro
    Technology's Transforming Effect on Traditional Nickelodeon Ideals by John Infante
    Children and Advertising by Mark Robinson
    Gender Stereotypes and iCarly by Blake Neal
    Commercials in iCarly by Robert Weir
    Characteristics of the iCarly Website and User Response to the iCarly Website by Daniel W. Yi
    OUR FIVE-WEEK RESEARCH PROCESS
    ACTIVITY
    FINDING QUESTIONS. Brainstorm to identify the most important questions
    to examine in an inquiry about ICarly.
    Develop a Research Proposal
    DUE: March 18
    BEGIN THE JOURNEY. Build background knowledge about Nickelodeon.
    Write a Precis
    DUE: March 25
    DEVELOP YOUR RESEARCH. Gather more information to develop your project or review videos closely to develop your argument. Produce some text to demonstrate that you're making process on the project.
    Research Report 1
    DUE: April 1
    DEEPENING OUR QUESTIONS. Tackle more complex questions that test specific
    hypotheses or explore particular issues of interest.
    Research Report 2
    April 8
    SHARE WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED. Present ideas using print and multimedia to inform
    different target audiences about our journey of exploration.
    Final Report wirh
    Multimedia Production Component
    DUE: April 27, 29
    Resources Available to Students for Completing this Project
    Season 1, Volume 1
    Season 1, Volume 2
    Season 2, Volume 1
    Advertising Disk 1
    Advertising Disk 2
    Online Videos Relevant to ICarly
    Real Life iCarly
    Miranda Cosgrove's Music Career
    Dan Schneider
    five parodies
    Nielsen Ratings
    Reviews from Kids and Adults
    iCarly WEBSITE
    ICarly Wiki -
    Musica Domicile
    Interviews with Three Children Ages 4, 8, and 11
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Monday, December 1

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    -Sam is a bad role model, she makes fighting look like its okay
    -"This is a stupid show I don't understand why everyone's so obsessed with it. It re-uses the same plot in every episode and its mean and offensive."
    -Spencer doesn't have a job but Carly is so spoiled, doesnt make sense
    -They use words to cover up bad words such as "fudge bag"
    -"Stupidest show on Nick, what were they thinking?"
    *about 10 reviews all said this
    -"They use "Oh my God" way too much!"
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    This lead me to think about if all kids thought the same thing about other Nickelodeon shows. I then looked into other Nick shows that were most similar to iCarly and looked at what kids were saying about them:
    Shows Majority of Kids Said
    Romeo! -So funny and interesting
    Drake and Josh -So funny
    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide -Really helpful tips, Funny
    Unfabulous -Awesome for tween girls, realteable
    The only show that I found similar "hate" reviews for was Nickelodeon's Zoe 101 in which most kids reported:
    -unrealistic
    -not funny
    -characters are never seen actually learning in school
    -Zoe is a bad role model
    -Jamie Lynn Spears who plays Zoe is a bad role model even off the show
    *-"Oh my God" is used way too much
    During my research, I came across this teen's blog that was soley based on why she hated iCarly, a facebook group that was supported by haters of iCarly and even forums where kids go back and fourth sharing stories as to why they dislike the show and characters.
    http://nickel10.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-hate-icarly-i-read-magazine-and.html
    {sam.jpg} Sources: www.**commonsensemedia**.org
    *also just started a survey on survey monkey to send out to kids on why they like or dislike iCarly
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    by childrenVictoria Justice on why they hate iCarly. Some of the reasons for why these particular kids hate iCarly are because:instagram
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    -Sam is a bad role model, she makes fighting look like its okay
    -"This is a stupid show I don't understand why everyone's so obsessed with it. It re-uses the same plot in every episode and its mean and offensive."
    ...
    {carly.jpg}
    This lead me to think about if all kids thought the same thing about other Nickelodeon shows. I then looked into other Nick shows that were most similar to iCarly and looked at what kids were saying about them:
    Shows MajorityMajority of Kids
    Romeo! -So funny and interesting
    Drake and Josh -So funny
    ...
    Survival Guide -Really-Really helpful tips,
    Unfabulous -Awesome for tween girls, realteable
    The only show that I found similar "hate" reviews for was Nickelodeon's Zoe 101 in which most kids reported:
    ...
    During my research, I came across this teen's blog that was soley based on why she hated iCarly, a facebook group that was supported by haters of iCarly and even forums where kids go back and fourth sharing stories as to why they dislike the show and characters.
    http://nickel10.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-hate-icarly-i-read-magazine-and.html
    ...
    Sources: www.**commonsensemedia**.org *also
    *also
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Sunday, May 18

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    Questions:
    - How much are kids picking up on in terms of sexuality? How are different age groups interpreting the potentially sexual dialogue they are hearing?
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    sense media:
    - 75% of parents think the sexual behavior in the show is not age appropriate.
    - 377 children reviewed the show and the majority of what was said was positive and in comparison only 115 adults reviewed the show with mostly negative commentary
    ...
    - One girl commented "I like stories that have kissing."
    http://www.medialit.org/reading-room/sex-tv-do-all-kids-see-same-show
    Overall conclusions:
    Banet-Weiser said in her book, children learn socialization through television. This means that what they are seeing becomes part of their everyday life. One parent reviewer mentioned how Carly and Sam talk about boys and some of the language they used such as “he’s so hot you could bake cookies on him” and then hearing her daughter and her friends repeating similar phrases. She deemed this kind of behavior unacceptable for 9-year old girls who should be spending more time learning and being productive than worrying about boys and relationships.
    It seems as though younger children (5-7) don’t get it anyway, so it’s not harmful. The next age group (8-11) seem to be the ones who could be adversely affected as they are old enough to begin to understand sexuality, but not old enough to be able to synthesize the effects of this and to understand that what is shown on television in terms of sexuality is not necessarily what happens in real life. The older viewers (12-16) seem to understand the sexual innuendos and accept the show for what it is. They see what is negative and are able to think critically about the show and still enjoy it.
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Saturday, May 10

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    How has Nickelodeon changed children's programming with the theme of 'Girl Power'?
    GATHERING DATA/METHODOLOGY
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    earlier shows. Finally,Finally, content analysis
    CONNECTION TO KIDS RULE! BY SARAH BANET-WEISER
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    DATA/EVIDENCE AND RESULTS
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    p. 108).
    Prior to Nickelodeon’s girl empowerment movement, female characters in children’s programming almost always represented power in opposite extremes. Females were either depicted as having too much power for their own good with traits of evilness, corruption, and even lethal capabilities. A good example of this is the queen in Snow White, “princesses seemed always on the verge of abuse by power-hungry queens and stepmothers” (Banet-Weiser, p. 108). Or female power would take the opposite approach (powerlessness) and would create a character of pure innocence; a victim dependent on a strong man to save her. This latter type of female representation would portray beautiful and sexualized women. This stereotype told audiences that women just need to be beautiful. Intelligence, independence and self-confidence were not important traits in defining females.
    Nickelodeon is heralded for challenging these stereotypes and helped pave the path for future girl empowerment programs to succeed on television.
    Clarissa Explains it all (1991-1994) was the monumental show on Nickelodeon that “rejected the conventional industry wisdom that children’s shows with girl leads could not be successful” (Banet-Weiser, p. 105). Clarissa is portrayed as a self-confident, assertive, mature and intelligent young girl. Clarissa would speak right into the camera about her feelings and opinions, the show was supposed to depict teenage life through ‘the eyes of a young girl’. In no way was Clarissa a stereotypical female: she did not rely on any male figure to “save” her. In fact, she had a very mature and platonic relationship with her best friend (a boy) named Sam. The success and popularity of Clarissa brought many other Girl Empowerment shows to Nickelodeon’s programming in the 90’s and early 00’s. Such as:
    Nick News: 1992-present
    The
    1992-presentThe Secret World
    ...
    Alex Mack: 1994-1998
    Allegra’s
    1994-1998Allegra’s Window: 1994-1996
    The
    1994-1996The Mystery Files
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    Shelby Woo: 1996-1998
    The
    1996-1998The WildThornberrys: 1998-2004
    The
    1998-2004The Amanda Show: 199-2002
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    199-2002*Rocket Power: 1999-2006
    As
    1999-2006As Told By Ginger: 2000-2004
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    *Although Rocket Power did not technically feature a sole female lead. Reggie Rocket was essential in breaking many female stereotypes. Reggie is tough enough to play and keep up with the boys in all athletic activities. She has goals and a vision to be a publisher who has her own magazine. Reggie’s personality is more mature than the other boys and is calm in stressful situations.
    ...
    Fast-forward two decades, are the same gender dynamics and misrepresentation of females in children’s programming true today? Children’s programming has exponentially expanded and the concerns of feminine depiction are not as huge of a society concern because many other channels followed Nickelodeon’s lead with changing the stereotype of females in children’s programming. Two of A Kind (1998-1999), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2000-2003), Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004), Sister, Sister (2002-2007) and That’s So Raven (2003-2007) are just a few examples.
    Today, the network has taken a gender-neutral stance in its programming. Current President of Nickelodeon and MTV Network’s Family Group, Cyma Zarghami, states “we care less about gender in our programs and more about kids” (Banet-Weiser, p. 138).
    ...
    Girl Empowerment?
    “Girl power programs such as Clarissa and As Told By Ginger are clearly situated within a post-feminist ethos, where empowerment and agency define girls more than helplessness and dependency” (Banet-Weiser, p.140-141). iCarly is not a show focused on post-feminist ethos, it deals more with gender-neutral topics; and if it were to have any predominant trait, most likely iCarly would be promoting the ethos of technology rather than post-feminism. However, Carly and Sam are two girls of empowerment and are neither helpless nor dependent. iCarly is a perfect example of the post-90’s Nickelodeon programming that is gender-neutral and treats boys and girls on an equal level.
    iCarly’s mission is not to necessarily to promote girl power. Freddie is just as knowledgeable (or even more so) about technology than the girls and can operate all equipment to run the iCarly web-show. Additionally, Sam’s morals are not something that young girls should be looking up to.
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