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Category: CMF Newsletter

Is Anyone Listening?

  Greg Childs, Director of CMF, assesses the current issues facing children’s media makers and the young audience.  Huge plans for change are under discussion – but are any of the responsible parties listening to the many advocates for young people – or to the young people themselves?  The Coroner’s verdict in the Molly Russell Inquest was […]

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Broadcast 2040 – Protecting an Invaluable Asset for Children and Young People

CMF has responded to the Ofcom consultation on the decisions to be taken at the World Radiocommunications Conference  2023. You can read our response expressing concerns about the loss of TV through an aerial – for many less well-off households and the children who live in them. Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy and Regulation at Arqiva, describes below […]

Industry Policy

How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies

CMF Supporter Cary Bazalgette’s new book, How Toddlers Learn the Secret Language of Movies (Palgrave Macmillan) takes a radically new approach to the well-worn topic of children’s relationship with the media. It refocuses on the learning processes that children go through in order to understand what they are watching on televisions, phones, or iPads. The book offers unique insights […]

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Bernard Cribbins OBE

Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, Anna Home, pays tribute to Bernard Cribbins whom she produced for the iconic ‘Jackanory’ programme at the BBC. Bernard Cribbins, who sadly died last week aged 93, had a remarkable career on stage, in film, and on TV where, as well as appearing in many series ranging from ‘Dr Who’ to […]

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Latest Activity on the Online Safety Bill

Arietta Valmas from 5Rights outlines the political activity around the coalition’s amendment package prior to the Conservative Party leadership contest and Parliamentary recess.  5Rights Foundation is coordinating the activity of a broad coalition that has developed a strong package of amendments to the Online Safety Bill. The coalition has written to the Secretary of State urging the government to adopt all […]

Industry Policy

The Children’s Media Foundation Launches its Annual Yearbook as the Industry Faces an Uncertain Future

Monday 4th July 2022 – Against the backdrop of significant change in children’s media, the Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) is today launching its annual Yearbook at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield.  A unique publication in its field, the Children’s Media Yearbook edited by Hannie Kirkham, Research Manager, Oriel Square and Dr Ashley Woodfall, Senior […]

Ofcom Decides CBBC Quota

On 19 May Ofcom announced that it was approving a BBC proposal to decrease the required amount of “original programming” on CBBC channel from 72% to 66% this year and next, and 68% thereafter. This is apparently needed so BBC Children’s can operate a new strategy to increase animation commissioning for the channel. Part of the funding to […]

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Meeting the Minister

CMF Director Greg Childs reports on a meeting with the DCMS Minister for Media and the Creative Industries. CMF followed up on the request made by the Young Audiences Content Fund campaign group for a meeting with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, by meeting Julia Lopez MP – Minister for Media and the […]

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The Young Audiences Content Fund in Parliament

  CMF political liaison representative and clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Media and the Arts, Jayne Kirkham, reports on the latest activity in Parliament associated with the campaign to save the Young Audiences Content Fund from closure. Since it was announced (rather quietly over a weekend in January) that the Young […]

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YAC Fund Decision – Political Background

  CMF Director Greg Childs outlines the political background to the Young Audiences Content Fund and initial lobbying by the campaign coalition. Despite the “hidden” announcement about the closure of  the Young Audiences Content Fund in January, political activity has been ramping up. The campaign group has communicated its concerns to The Secretary of State and the DCMS Minister for Media Julia […]

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