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YMA Announces Guest Expert at Media-Jeunes Conference

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  • Youth Media Alliance  is pleased to welcome TV expert Maya Goetz, Ph.D., as part of its Média-Jeunes Conference. The workshop will be held in English, on November 17 at Maison de Radio-Canada, in Montreal.

    In this in-depth workshop for both aspiring and established writers, directors and producers, participants will learn more about children and how they integrate TV and film into their identity work and will write their own little story of strength. Beside the questions of identity, meaningful TV-characters and resilience the question of children with immigration background and refugee experience will be discussed based on newest research by the IZI.

    Maya Goetz, Ph.D., is Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.), Munich, Germany, and of the Prix Jeunesse Foundation. Her main field of work is research in the area of “children/youth and television” and gender-specific reception research. She conducts empirical studies such as, “Gender representation in children’s TV and its meaning for girls and boys”, “Fear and nightmares from TV” or “What’s so funny?” and over 150 studies to foster quality in current TV programmes. She published several books as well as more than 200 articles and 13 books in the field of children, young people and television. Her publications include among others: TV-hero(in)es of boys and girls (Peter Lang, 2024) Together with Dafna Lemish: Sexy girls, Heroes and Funny Losers (Peter Lang, 2024), Children and media in times of war and conflict. (Cresskill: Hampton Press 2024), Media and the make-believe worlds of children – When Harry Potter meets Pokémon in Disneyland (Mahwah, NJ: LEA 2024).

    The Média-Jeunes Conference is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors: (Prestige) Canada Media Fund, Independent Production Fund, Radio-Canada, Shaw Rocket Fund; (Excellence) CTVM, Bell Fund, Eye on Canada, Le Lien Multimédia, Qui Fait Quoi, Tobo, Trio Orange, VRAK.