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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

Live Theatre for Kids – How Digital Could Make a Difference.

By Nathan Guy Actor, Drama Coach and Drama Lead and Creative Support Teacher at Griffin Schools Trust In this world turned upside down by the Corona virus much has been altered. There is a very relevant fear that our children are having a part of their childhood stolen by the Coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of […]

Virtual CMC

CMC Editorial Director Greg Childs (who also happens to be Director of the Children’s Media Foundation) outlines what’s happening to the popular kids’ industry event in response to the crisis. Once it became obvious that large-scale gatherings were not going to be permitted even in the early summer, we knew the writing was on the […]

Events Industry

Virtual Children’s Media Yearbook

The Children’s Media Yearbook … ish. Mark Wilson Yearbook Editor, The Children’s Media Foundation     The Children’ Media Yearbook content 2020 is sponsored by:         It’s probably a bit bonkers, and a tad selfish, to moan about abandoned media projects during this surreal and tragic pandemic … but, what the heck, I’m gonna have […]

CMF Updates Events Industry

Lord Gordon of Strathblane

Farewell to a Friend APPG organiser Jayne Kirkham pays tribute to a supporter of Children’s Media and the Arts It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Lord Gordon of Strathblane after contracting coronavirus.  He was a long standing supporter of the APPG for Children’s Media and the Arts and was […]

Policy

APPG Report: Age Verification for Adult Content Websites

Online Harms: Not Written Off, but Written Down By Jayne Kirkham CMF Board member and Clerk to the APPG for Children’s Media and the Arts Age Verification (AV) for commercial online pornography sites was passed into law in the Digital Economy Act 2017. It was a hard won amendment so you can imagine the dismay as the Government […]

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