A sampling of publications include:

Stern, S. & Gonzalez, O. (2018).  How are teens’ digital experiences integrated into their everyday lives?  In S. Mazzarella and N. Bryant (Eds), 20 Questions about Youth & The Media (2nd Edition).  NY: Peter Lang.


Stern, S. & Burke Odland, S. (2017).  Constructing dysfunction: News coverage of teenagers and social media.  Mass Communication & Society.


Stern, S. (2015).  Regretted online self-presentations: U.S. college students’ recollections and reflections. Journal of Children and Media, 9(2). 248-265.


Stern, S. (2014). Teen Sexting: An Updated Look.  Your Teen for Parents, 6, 24.


Stern, S. & Morr, L. (2013).  Portrayals of teen smoking, drinking and drug use in recent popular movies.  Journal of Health Communication,18(2), 179-191.


Stern, S. (2012). Encountering Distressing Information in Online Research: A Consideration of Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. In J. Hughes (Ed.), SAGE Internet Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Reprinted from New Media & Society, 5(2003), 249-266.

An, Soontae & Stern, S. (2011).  Mitigating the effects of advergames on children: Do advertising breaks work? Journal of Advertising, 40, 43-56.

Brown, J.D., Keller, S., & Stern, S (2009).  Sex, sexuality, sexting, and sex-ed: Adolescents & the media. Prevention Researcher, 16(4), 3-6.


Stern, S. (2008). Producing sites, exploring identities: Youth online authorship.  In D. Buckingham (Ed.)  Youth, Identity, and Digital Media, pp. 95-118. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


Stern, S. & Brown, J.D. (2008).  From twin beds to sex at your fingertips: Teen sexuality in movies, music, television and the Internet (1950-2005). In D. Romer and P. Jamieson (Eds.) The Changing Portrayal of Youth in the Media and Why it Matters, pp.313-346. Oxford University Press.


Stern, S. (2008). How do various notions of privacy influence decisions in qualitative internet research?  In. A. Markham & N. Baym (Eds.) Internet Inquiry: Dialogue Among Researchers, pp. 94-98.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Stern, S. (2008). Girls as Internet producers and consumers: The need to place girls’ studies in the public eye (Review & Commentary). Journal of Children and Media, 2(1), 85-86.


Stern, S. & Willis, T. (2007).  What are teenagers up to online?  In S. Mazzarella (Ed.), Kidstuff: 20 questions about youth and the media, pp. 211-224. New York, NY: Peter Lang.