Youth today live media saturated lives.
Young people today spend an average of almost 6.5 hours a day with media.
The total amount of media content young people are exposed to each day has increased ... Read More
The MacArthur Foundation’s ﬁve-year, $50 million effort to build the ﬁeld of digital media and learning aims to understand how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic ... Read More
Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published this white paper that explores new frameworks and models for media literacy.
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the success of the Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice and looks ahead to the Foundation's Models for Change initiative. Read More
The MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice (ADJJ) has released a series of issue briefs that present findings from the Network's past and ongoing research. The briefs present research on competence to ... Read More
It is sometimes less expensive for local governments to send juvenile offenders to state institutions than it is for communities to develop services to treat youth close to home, according to a report by the Justice ... Read More
The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Read More
Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ... Read More
Youth of color make up one-third of all youth in America, but two-thirds of youth in juvenile detention facilities. African-American, Latino, and other youth of color are more likely to be locked up than white youth ... Read More
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton marks the launch of Models for Change in Illinois, one of the initiative's four core states working to harness and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform. Read More