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Global Kids Online 

Global Kids Online recently developed a research toolkit for the study of children’s online risks, opportunities, and rights in the digital age. Freely available online, the research toolkit aims to facilitate the gathering of global evidence on children’s online experiences. Global Kids Online has been working to expand the research evidence from middle and low income […]

Measurement Matters: Difficulties in Defining and Measuring Children’s Viewing

A new research article by Sonia Livingstone and and Claire Local (2017) addresses the difficulties in measuring children’s viewing during a crucial time for public service broadcasting.  Audience measurement techniques currently fail to provide a clear picture of trends in children’s television viewing because of the diversification in devices on which television content can be viewed. It […]

Save £110 + VAT on your Children’s Media Conference Pass: 4-6 July

CMF has organised a special rate for tickets to the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, 4-6 July. The discounted rate of £360 + VAT is a saving of £110 + VAT (24%) on the full rate. The offer is available to all registered supporters and patrons of CMF. If you’re a supporter or patron, please email us to get […]

Latest Developments in Online Regulation

The CMF’s Executive Group member for Digital, John Kent, outlines our involvement in the continuing policy debates around children and the internet.  Over recent months, we’ve been busy in Parliament (thanks, Jayne Kirkham!) trying to ensure that children’s rights and behaviour in the digital space are not ignored. Digital Economy Bill The Digital Economy Bill passed into […]

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Joined Up Thinking? Significant Boosts for UK Children’s TV Production

Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, explains how three regulatory interventions could provide significant boosts for UK children’s productions.  After over a decade of declining expenditure and commissioning by UK broadcasters on UK children’s productions, three regulatory interventions could provide a welcome boost to UK originations. First, an unexpected and […]

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 […]

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