About the National Institute
on Media and the Family
The National Institute on Media and the Family is
a national resource for research, education and
information about the impact of media on children
and families. The Institute was created to provide
information to parents and other adults about media
products and their likely impact on children so
they can make informed choices.
Our mission is to maximize the benefits and minimize
the harm of media on children and families through
research and education.
The Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan and
non-sectarian organization. We do not advocate censorship
of any kind. We are committed to partnering with
parents and other caregivers, organizations and
corporations in using the power of the free market
to create a healthier media diet for families, so
that we have healthier, less violent communities.
We seek to educate and inform the public, and to
encourage practices and policies that promote positive
change in the production and use of mass media.
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upon request. Please email
our webmaster to request photos for
Andy Skoogman, 651-221-1999
New School Communications
us through our contact form or call us at
National Institute on Media and the Family
606 S. 24th St. Suite 606
Minneapolis, MN, 55454