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Amy R. Franzini PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Mass Media & Communication 2003

    Temple University (PA)

  • COMS 382 Communication Research

  • COMS 251 Film Analysis

  • COMS 409/410 Senior Capstone I/II

I research the intersections between children, parents, and the media. This research varies from studying children's television content to helping parents use media as teachable moments with their children.

Selected Publications

  • Franzini, A.R. (2012). Children and media in parenting. In V.B. Cvetkovic & D.C. Olson (Eds.), Portrayals of children in popular culture: Fleeting images (15–26). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • Franzini, A.R. (2008). Is school cool? Academics and intelligence on teen television. In L. Holderman (Ed.), Common sense: Intelligence as presented on popular television. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • Franzini, A.R. (2007). The world of teenage television: A longitudinal content analysis of prime-time programming most popular among adolescents. The National Social Science Journal, 27(2).

National Communication Association (NCA), Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)