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Inclusivity at CMC 2021 Online

  By Olivia Dickinson, CMF Diversity and Inclusion Lead     This year the theme of the Children’s Media Conference is ‘Together’. As the exec for the Inclusivity Now video strand, and the member of the executive group responsible for Diversity and Inclusion at the Children’s Media Foundation, I wanted to reflect on how my work for […]

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Coming Soon To A Digital Device Near You… The CMF’s Public Service Media Report.

  Colin Ward, CMF’s Deputy Director and Editor of the Report: Our Children’s Future – Does Children’s Media Matter on launch plans. At the end of 2020, the CMF began a major campaign to highlight the failure of government to protect the production, at scale, of UK-originated, culturally-relevant content for our children. The aim of the campaign […]

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CMC 2021: The Question Time Session

  By Jayne Kirkham, CMF Executive Group Member for political and governmental liaison   On Tuesday 6th July, 11-12noon, CMC will be staging its Question Time session.  There’s a long tradition of the Children’s Media Foundation producing the content for this. I’m one of those people that ‘don’t do politics’. I couldn’t tell you what the deputy chancellor of […]

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In Conversation with: Olivia Dickinson

CMF Executive Group member Olivia Dickinson shares with us her perspective on everything children’s media, her childhood memories of re-enacting Punch and Judy, and how she learnt to  make the perfect soya cappuccino.   What is your earliest memory of children’s media? OD: “Books, both being read to and learning to read. I did not […]

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Online Good?

  CMF Director Greg Childs contributed to the Lego Group’s recent industry stakeholder research into children and technology.  On April 28th 2021 he attended a roundtable to hear the results.     Lego commissioned BritainThinks to research key stakeholder views about the current relationship between children and technology, focusing in particular on: The benefits and harms […]

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Giving with One Hand, Taking Back with the Other

The Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport has announced that it is removing 25% of the budget for the Young Audiences Content Fund, before the three year pilot scheme is completed. This represents, according to Broadcast Magazine, around 20 productions which will not now be funded.  Having fought long and hard for the Fund, […]

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In Conversation with: Alison Stewart

  Alison Stewart, Children’s Media Consultant, Executive Producer and Writer – now a member of the CMF Board and Executive Group – shares with us her childhood memories of children’s media, her views on the world of children’s media, and vision for the future of CMF.     What is your earliest memory of children’s media?  AS: […]

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Small Screen: Big Debate? What about Small People: Big Picture?

By Greg Childs, Director the Children’s Media Foundation   CMF has responded to the consultation on Small Screen: Big Debate – Ofcom’s interim report on how best to reform public service media in the UK. The report is an important view of the future and the consultation is intended to finesse the recommendations Ofcom will send to government later […]

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Update on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and The Arts

  By Jayne Kirkham, CMF Board Member and Political Liaison   The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and The Arts held its Annual General Meeting on 1st March 2021. This was a short event to elect officers and plan for the year ahead. Julie Elliott MP and Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham were re-elected as co-chairs with […]

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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

  By Colin Ward, Deputy Director CMF Colin is leading the CMF campaign on the future of public service media for children and young people. The CMF has launched a major new campaign to put the children’s audience at the centre of the national debate on the future of public service media. The debate has […]

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