San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping kids, parents, and teachers thrive with media and technology, today announced the honorees for the 9th annual Common Sense Media Awards, to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
Over the years, Common Sense Media has honored some of the most innovative minds in entertainment, public policy, and education technology, from former President Bill Clinton to filmmaker George Lucas to Sesame Street’s Elmo. This year’s honorees include:
“This year, Common Sense Media is honoring a group of innovative educators, actors, and lawmakers who are making children’s lives better through creative uses of media and technology,” said James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media. “From pioneering digital learning in public schools to establishing and strengthening the building blocks for a secure and prosperous future for children, this year’s honorees are improving the way that kids engage in the 24/7 digitally connected world.”
Along with Steyer, this year’s ceremonies will be emceed by actress, comedienne, TV producer, and bestselling author Ali Wentworth. Wentworth has appeared in major motion pictures including It’s Complicated and Jerry McGuire and as a frequent guest, host, or commentator on such programs as The View, Larry King Live, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She hosts on online show called Daily Shot, writes a column in Marie Claire magazine, and is the author of the recent New York Times best seller Ali in Wonderland. The audience attending this year’s Common Sense Media Awards will include influential guests representing the worlds of education, government/public leadership, industry, and business.
To learn more about the 9th annual Common Sense Media Awards, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/csma2013
About Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our kids are growing up in a culture that profoundly impacts their physical, social, and emotional well-being. We provide families with the advice and media reviews they need in order to make the best choices for their children. Through our education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense Media empowers parents, educators, and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens. For more information, go to: http://www.commonsensemedia.org.