Strategist, analyst, author, speaker, connector — David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, child-friendly practices for 30+ years. He began this work as president of the American Center for Children and Media and is now SVP, Global Trends for Dubit, a strategy/research consultancy and digital studio.
When he began, “children’s media” meant TV. Today, he is fascinated by, and passionate about, kids’ wide range of possibilities for entertainment, engagement, play and learning. David uses research, insights and experience to show that much may change, but children’s developmental path and needs remain constant.
David is advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival PRIX JEUNESSE, Board VP for the National Association for Media Literacy Education, on the Children’s Media Association Board and an advisor to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. He travels worldwide seeking best practices in children’s entertainment and learning.