2015 New York Luncheon

Eight to Eighteen: Kids and Teens’ Media Use in America

Common Sense will release the findings of groundbreaking new research that examines the challenges children face growing up in today's digital world.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
12 – 2PM


Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
New York, NY 10018


Panelists include:

Kelly Wallace (Moderator)
CNN Digital Correspondent & Editor-at-Large

Vicky Rideout
Lead Author, Common Sense Census: Media Use by Teens and Tweens

Jim Steyer
Founder and CEO, Common Sense

Dr. Ellen Wartella
Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University

Cyma Zarghami
President, Viacom Kids and Family Group


Please join us on for a conversation with leading experts in child development, media, and policy to learn about the evolving relationships between families and technology. As devices converge and media options proliferate, our findings reveal striking gender differences in the way girls and boys use media, changes in the way kids and teens interact with technology as they age, and—more than ever—how a "digital divide" is affecting kids who don't have access to the potential of an online world.

The mission of Common Sense is to help all families harness the positive power of media and technology for learning and life. Funds raised through the annual New York Luncheon help to ensure that Common Sense's FREE resources continue to be available for every family, educator, and school in New York and throughout the country.

Your gift will support our mission to improve the way kids live, learn, and thrive in a 24/7 digital world.

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Jill Davis
Pam and Jon Henes

Event Sponsors

Champion Sponsors
Jill Davis and Edward Conard
Leader Sponsor

Nancy Bynum
Pam and Jon Henes
Miyoung Lee
Benefactor Sponsors

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos
Saskia Evans
Sheila and Bill Lambert
Mara Landis
Mary Henry and Howie Rubin
Patron Sponsors

Sarah Deckey
Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Jessica Kisling
Jiyeun Lee
Rochelle Ludwig
Seth Meisel
Advocate Sponsors
Leigh and Carrie Abramson
Jillian and Larry Neubauer
Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz

Host Committee

Heba Abedin
Paula Berry
Nancy Bynum
Rachel Dalton
Sarah Deckey
Diane Epstein
Jodi Gold
Bita Javadizadeh
Mara Landis
Jiyeun Lee
Miyoung Lee
Rochelle Ludwig
Debra Messing
Haley Rockwell
Alex Scott
Lauren Shortt
Liana Slater