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Bad News for Newsround

Ofcom announced on Tuesday 28 July that it was permitting the BBC to reduce its commitment to Newsround, allowing them to drop two of the three daily bulletins on the CBBC channel, leaving just one “breakfast time” news which it was relegating to 7.45 am. Basically Ofcom has caved-in to all the BBC’s demands, including […]

Industry Policy

Question Time at CMC 2020

By Nikki Stearman Senior Games Designer, Dubit and CMF Executive Group Member for Events I was honoured to produce the Children’s Media Conference Question Time this year with the support of Executive Producer Anna Home, Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, ‘Right Now and What’s Next?’ explored the strategic questions around kids and content and […]

Events Industry

The Bunny From Brooklyn

    Over the past eighty 80 years, Bugs Bunny — known as a “wascally wabbit” by his fellow Looney Tunes character, Elmer Fudd — has entertained audiences of all ages with his zany antics and endearing, timeless appeal. Bugs Bunny’s long ears, knowing eyes, snappy smile and trademark buck teeth are iconic, but it’s […]

Industry

Reflections on Inclusivity at CMC 2020 On-Line

By Olivia Dickinson Digital Consultant and CMF Executive Group Member for Diversity and Inclusion This year’s CMC gave us an amazing opportunity to create content that gives you concrete, practical actions and takeaways. Every one of the contributors in the 9 films that make up Inclusivity Now tells you at least one practical thing you […]

Events Industry

When Sheffield Comes To You

By Jane Kirkham Clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group CMF Executive Group Member for political and governmental liaison. Maybe I don’t get out enough but I love going to Sheffield. The annual bunfight that is the Children’s Media Conference – I look forward to it all year.  OK, I don’t get out much but then […]

Events

Children’s Media Conference 2020 Online

What’s Happening In CMC 2020? By Greg Childs Director, CMF   and Diana Hinshelwood Newsletter Editor, CMF Executive Group   Lockdown may have stopped us gathering in Sheffield for CMC 2020, but with an on-line conference and an all-star line-up, July’s conference is still the hot ticket. CMC 2020  On-line is happening from 6th -10th […]

CMF Updates Events Industry Policy Research

PSB And The Future of Public Service Broadcasting In The UK

Proposed Inquiry on Public Service Broadcasting And Content For Children by The Children’s Media Foundation By Colin Ward Research, Outreach and Deputy Director CMF     Back in January, before there were any COVID cases in this country, some people working with the Children’s Media Foundation started to ask fundamental questions about the future of […]

CMF Updates Industry Policy Research

Big Steps for Little Radio

    By Chris Jarvis Little Radio DJ CBeebies Presenter   The term ‘Anorak’ was coined by Radio Caroline’s Andy Archer back in the ’60s to describe over enthusiastic fans who sailed out to see the pirate ship.  Imagine!   There’s no way I’d brave the North Sea in the vain hope of catching a glimpse […]

Industry

A Purposeful Future

By Bruna Capozzoli Digital Strategist     Millennials, those aged roughly between 26 and 40, and Generation Z (11- to 25-year-olds) now make up over half the world’s population. Gradually taking over senior positions in the media industry, they also represent the majority of a highly-skilled tech workforce. They are the ones behind the most […]

Industry Research

Children are Awesome

Children are Awesome An article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2020 By Hazel Kenyon Book Research Director, UK and Ireland, Neilsen Children’s nonfiction book-buying is diversifying, both in authorship and in subject matter. The latest data from Nielsen Book Research shows a continued increase in both the numbers of titles available and the volume sales of […]

Industry Research

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