Josh Golin is the Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the leading U.S. organization committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children.
CCFC’s advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing – and the excessive screen time it encourages – undermines kids’ healthy
CCFC organizes campaigns against corporations that target children with harmful marketing and advocates for policies that limit marketers’ access to children. In 2019, CCFC’s advocacy led directly to the FTC’s investigation of YouTube, and the record-setting settlement that forced Google and YouTube to limit data collection and targeted advertising on kid-directed content. CCFC is also the home of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, and home to Screen-Free Week, an annual celebration where kids, schools, and communities unplug from digital entertainment and spend their extra free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. Josh started at CCFC as an intern in 2003 and has been with the organization ever since. Prior to his time at CCFC, he worked at Miramax Films and as a first grade teacher.
Josh has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, NPR, and Fox & Friends and is regularly quoted in major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post. His writings on the commercialization of childhood have appeared in many outlets.