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An Impression of The Children’s Global Media Summit 2017

Anna Home, Chair of the CMF, and previously Chair of the 1998 London World Summit, writes about the Children’s Global Media Summit held earlier this month. The Children’s Global Media Summit hosted by the BBC and chaired by Alice Webb was held in Manchester from 5th to 7th December. Manchester was looking particularly festive, with its […]


New Report: “Young people, youth organisations and galleries – working as allies to spark change”

What role can galleries play in young people’s lives?  How can arts and youth organisations form partnerships to harness each other’s expertise? Through Circuit, 10 galleries across England and Wales worked with over 50 youth organisations to improve access to the opportunities galleries offer, to a greater range of young people. Circuit tested new forms […]


Call for Writers and Sponsors for the 2018 Children’s Media Yearbook

The 2017 Children’s Media Yearbook was distributed to every delegate at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July 2017. That meant it reached over 1200 people who either work in, or are associated with, the children’s media industry. From everyone who contributed an article, to those who enjoyed reading the book, the feedback was highly appreciative. […]

CMF Updates Events Industry Research

CMF Newsletter Editors

The CMF is looking for graduate students with strong communication skills and an interest in children’s media matters to help produce our monthly email newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the debate around media policy and research, and work alongside experienced media producers and senior academics. Newsletter editors will be responsible […]

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Westminster Media Forum Panel: Key Issues for PSB

The Westminster Media Forum held a panel event on 2nd November including a session titled “Key issues for PSB: shaping the Contestable Fund, further options for support and the future of regulation.” CMF Chair Anna Home spoke on the panel and this is a summary of the discussion.  The event was chaired by Lord Watson […]

Magic Day with Action for Children’s Arts

23 October, 2017 11.00 – 17.00 Polka Theatre, Wimbledon Tickets available from Polka Box Office 020 8543 4888 Calling all Magicians, would-be Magicians, and friends of Magicians, If you’ve ever wondered about Magic as an ingredient in your creativity – or have young Harry Potter friends who are interested in becoming Magicians – here’s a wonderful day […]


Children’s Global Media Summit sets out vision to redesign future of media for the unlimited generation…

5-7 December, 2017 Manchester, UK Register here From 5-7 December, the Children’s Global Media Summit will bring together leading voices in media, technology and beyond from around the globe. The speakers who’ve recently joined the prestigious line-up include: Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning; Sangeeta Desai, COO and CEO Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia; […]

Events Industry Research

More Money for BBC Children’s – The Digital Perspective

John Kent discusses the potential impact of the BBC’s latest announcement and the possibility that smaller brands, and children, may suffer as a result.  One of the tenets of the BBC announcement of £34 million a year additional investment for BBC Children’s is the belief that the Corporation has to reinvent itself for the digital age. Almost […]

Events Industry

Call for Event Producers

Olivia Dickinson is looking for producers to help put on our quarterly events.  For some reason, I’m now the new Events Manager for the CMF! I once produced a session for the CMF about ‘gender skew,’ and I’ve produced a few sessions for the CMC as well, so I know how brilliant it is for networking […]

CMF Updates Events

Extended Call for Papers: Children’s Media Symposium

The Children’s Media Symposium is extending its Call for Papers. The event will be held 24-26 November, 2017 at University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. They invite conference paper submissions to the inaugural Children’s Media Symposium. This year’s theme is “From Print to Screen” and will feature keynote presentations from celebrated children’s author Gary Crew, Oscar-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, the […]

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