The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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Save the date – and get your thinking caps on for CMF’s gala quiz night!

If you know your Hamble from your Humpty, and your Paddington from your Peppa, then why not try your chances at the CMF’s inaugural Gala Quiz night on Wednesday 3rd December? Teams of 8 to 10 people are invited to battle it out in this fact-filled quiz that mixes general knowledge rounds with questions on kids’ media […]

‘Children’s Science Television: Then and Now’

This is your last chance to register for today’s CMF-supported event. It’s free, and all are welcome! When: 7th November 2014, 1500-1730 Where: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA The event starts at 3pm with some table-top science demos with local kids. In fact children are welcome throughout. Observers are welcome to attend.A panel discussion follows […]

J M Barrie Award for Bernard Cribbins

CBeebies star and lifelong contributor to children’s entertainment on stage, film, TV and records, Bernard Cribbins OBE, will be receiving the prestigious J M Barrie Award at an annual ceremony hosted by Action for Children’s Arts. The Northern Ballet will also receive an award, as will a list of individuals nominated for their outstanding contributions to children’s […]

KidLit TV

KidLit TV officially launches in November. It’s a first – an online video resource for the children’s literature community worldwide, helping parents, teachers, librarians and children’s book authors and illustrators learn more about the world of children’s literature. Children’s author and illustrator Roxie Munro reports… KLTV has two venues: KidLit.TV and a YouTubechannel featuring an […]

We’re gonna need a bigger bridge!

In September, Kuala Lumpur hosted the 7th World Summit on Media for Children. David Kleeman, Senior Vice President of Insights Programs and Playvangelist at PlatCollective reports… Greetings from the World Summit on Media for Children. Having attended this meeting and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Children’s Item Exchange for a week in September, I wanted to […]

October’s research round-up

October saw new CMF Research Blog posts from Cathy Burnett, Professor of Literacy and Education at Sheffield Hallam University, and Cary Bazalgette, a researcher of children’s early encounters with loving-image media. Claudio Franco, co-editor of the Research Blog, rounds-up October’s entries… Cathy Burnett’s post revisits an ongoing and pertinent debate on the mismatches between lived experiences […]

Find the funding

The CMF is pleased to announce the arrival of a new team member  Rachel Krish. Greg Childs, CMF Director, welcomes Rachel… Rachel joined us on November 3rd as the organisation’s Fundraiser. She will be working on building up the lists of supporters, patrons, founder patrons, corporate and organisational supporters over the coming months, to get […]

Children’s Media Yearbook Launched

Contributors, supporters, patrons and members of the CMF Executive group and Board all turned up to wet the baby’s head as the Children’s Media Yearbook #2 was launched at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield.  Yearbook Editor Dr Lynn Whitaker thanked the wide range of people and organisations who had contributed articles on strategy and research, and […]

CMF’s Research Round-up – August 2014

The Academic Research Blog is a unique CMF initiative to give all researchers interested in kids and media a single space in which to discuss, dissect and debate. Claudio Franco, co-editor of the Blog, gives us a taste of July’s activity… With almost 20 contributors already and a wealth of research being disseminated on the blog, […]

Pink and blue

Gender stereotypes have been a live issue for the CMF over the last 12 months.  They came under scrutiny again at the CMC. Kids Industries shared very recent research about what parents and children actually think about ‘Pink and Blue’.  Gary Pope, Client Director of Kids Industries, tells us more… In June 2014, we conducted a research […]

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