The Screen Time Dilemma | Anya Kamenetz, NPR correspondent


#160 Lead NPR digital education correspondent Anya Kamenetz chats with Ellie Knaus about the benefits and risks of screen time. We share current research, funny personal stories, and insights from Kamenetz’ brand new book The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life (Public Affairs 2018). From moms answering emails at the park to educational learning apps for kids to video game playing dads (or at least my husband), screen time affects us all, and you don't want to miss this episode!

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Bio from Anya Kamenetz is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. Her team’s blog is at Previously she covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She’s contributed to The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post and won 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards from the Education Writers Association. NPR Ed won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The Art of Screen Time (PublicAffairs, 2018) is the first, essential, don’t-panic guide to kids, parents, and screens.


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