This blog is dedicated to examining the operations and finances of Nickelodeon as they pertain to democracy in our society.

Meet Our Writers

My name is Bailey Mannix and I am a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am majoring in communications with a minor in biology. I am originally from Brookline, Massachusetts. Having a blog about Nickelodeon was intriguing to me because I have spent a lot of my life working with children. Over time I have seen how a media saturated lifestyle, that is sometimes inevitable, can change a child’s behavior. I believe that it is both the job of the parents and of society to correct the problem of having too much commercialism in the lives of our current youth population. I occasionally write for another blog hosted by the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences.

My name is Brynne Goldberg , I am from West Hartford Connecticut and I am a senior Communications major at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I chose Communications because I have a huge interest in cultural studies, i.e. how people interact and communicate with one another as well as how social constructs influence popular culture, opinion, and beliefs.  This blog will take an in-depth look into one of the most popular children’s television networks, Nickelodeon. Our aim is to uncover information that is not readily available to the public but should be because this company is a large part of peoples, especially parents, lives whether they realize it or not and they deserve to be informed.

My name is Symphony Knight. I am from Boston, MA. I am a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am majoring in Communications. I am Communications major because I want a career in Merchandising. In order to be successful in that field it is important to have good communication skills and to be able to understand the world around you. I am also interested in  how the different forms of Media influence people currently. I am interested in blogging about Black Entertainment Television (BET) because I am interested in exploring more about the television network history and controversies. I am also interested in how African Americans are represented on BET.


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