Communicating with children

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Leading media scholar to speak at UI College of Education March 15
Portrait of Professor Dafna Lemish
Dafna Lemish

A leading scholar on children and media will speak at the University of Iowa College of Education at 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Room 300 Lindquist Center North.

Dafna Lemish, a professor of communication and interim dean of the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present a talk titled, “Communicating with Children: Principles and Practices to Nurture, Inspire, Excite, Educate, and Heal.” The talk is free and open to the public.

Lemish will share a resource package produced for UNICEF, which is committed to advancing the use of communication with children around the world which are age appropriate, culturally sensitive, and inclusive, in the spirit of the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child.

Cover image of UNICEF "Communicating with Children" book

Lemish is founding editor of the Journal of Children and Media. She has published over 130 academic articles and book chapters, and is the author and editor of numerous books on children, media and gender representations. She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), the first recipient of the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship of ICA, and the inaugural recipient of the Senior Researcher Award of Children, Adolescents and Media Division of the association.

For more information about the speaker and the event, which is funded with help from the Pelley Education Support Fund, contact Associate Professor Deborah Linebarger, For special accommodations to attend, contact Cristina Cardenas at 319-335-6111 or


Deborah Linebarger, Teaching and Learning
Cristina Cardenas, Education--Administration, 319-335-6111


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