The Children’s Media Foundation

Category: CMF Newsletter

Introducing Changes to the CMF Board

Anna Home, Chair of the CMF Board, discusses the latest changes to the team.  As we move into the much-anticipated spring months, we want to take the time to welcome three new members to the Board while bidding farewell to Reg Bailey, Linda James and Maggie Philbin who will be leaving us. Many thanks to them for all […]

Parliamentary News

In the midst of troubled times and the tragic events around Parliament last week there have been some significant developments of note. Digital Economy Bill The Bill is reaching its final stages and various amendments are being tabled in the House of Lords. Pressure from Baroness Benjamin (amongst others) has caused the government to take up an amendment focused […]

Inclusive Minds Crowdfunding Project

The Inclusive Minds project aims to improve inclusion in books and involve young people in the process. An innovative crowdfunding project will give a voice to children and young people – the people who know most about what they want to see represented in books and how. It will enable them to share valuable experience with […]

Kids Media Cares: Disruptive Time Sees Industry Collaboration

International kids’ media consultant Jennifer Lupinacci shares a new industry initiative launched in the US.  As a result of the political noise in 2016, the kids’ media industry in the US has drawn together in an unprecedented way via the Kids Media Cares initiative. This cross platform effort gathers key players for thought, discussion, resource sharing […]

Children’s Media Yearbook 2017 Call For Content!

It’s that time of year again and Yearbook Editor Terri Langan is looking for people who might like to contribute a piece for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2017?  If you have a burning issue you want to write about, a piece of research you’d like to share or a case study of a project you’ve recently […]

CMF Action: Consulting on the Contestable Fund

This month the CMF authored a formal response to the DCMS consultation on the Public Service Broadcasting Contestable Fund. It was based on discussions with the CMF Board and Executive group, and opinions expressed at a public event held by the CMF on February 2nd.  The DCMS is proposing a Fund of £60m spread over 2 – 3 […]

Brexit at the London Book Fair – 16 March 2017

            If you’re attending Children’s Day (Thursday, 16 March) at the London Book Fair, the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is staging a series of sessions in the Children’s Hub on the links between publishing and screen media. Look out for the first session of the day Brexit Late Breakfast produced by the CMF’s own Jayne Kirkham. The seminar will feature a panel […]

Discounted Delegates Rate for the Children’s Media Conference

The Children’s Media Conference has announced 4 – 6 July as its dates for 2017. The Children’s Media Foundation is a supporting organisation of the CMC (along with organisations like Pact, BAFTA, UKIE, LIMA etc.), and that gives us the chance to offer all our own supporters and patrons discounted tickets to attend the whole Conference in Sheffield. Using our discount code, you will only pay […]

Child Internet Safety

CMF Academic Board member Professor Sonia Livingstone sits on the Executive Board of UKCCIS, The UK Council for Child Internet Safety. She is also “Evidence Champion” on the UKCCIS Evidence Group which is currently updating its literature review of available evidence related to child internet safety published in 2012.  It’s certainly timely, as concerns about internet safety, grooming, cyber bullying, and children stumbling […]

Speakers Announced: Consulting on the Contestable Fund – February 2, 2017

Join us for the third in our series of events to discuss the future of public service children’s content in the UK.  Event Details:  February 2nd 2017 6.30 – 8.30pm including drinks reception Lewis Silkin Offices, 5 Chancery Lane, Cliffords Inn, London EC4A 1BL Tickets £10 – free to CMF Supporters and patrons Register here Speakers […]

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