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Pushing the Preschool Envelope at CMC

Priorities for Preschool In An Age Of Change Gary Pope, Co-Founder, Kids Industries Speaker, Moderator and Member of the Advisory Committee for CMC   The work that goes on behind the scenes at The Children’s Media Conference is phenomenal. A world-class programme doesn’t just materialise overnight. The advisory committee, which I am super-proud to sit […]

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On-Line Harms: Resetting the Moral Compass

ON-LINE HARMS: THE GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER By Cecilia Weiss Digital Producer and CMF Executive Group Member   As a new member of the CMF Executive Group, I offered my services as a session producer for the Childrens’ Media Conference in Sheffield this year. Not only was it my first time producing a session at the […]

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Writers Assemble!

Writers Of The World Unite in Sheffield By Denise Cassar, Award Winning Children’s Scriptwriter   The Children’s Media Conference is a superb opportunity for writers to creep out from behind our screens, shed our coffee stained cardigans (just me?) and see what’s happening in the wider kids’ media industry. Each year we scour the timetable […]

Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 2019

CMC CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS By Diana Hinshelwood, Producer, CMF Newsletter Editor and CMF Executive Group Member. CMF sent newsletter editor Diana Hinshelwood to report back from the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield (2- 4 July). I had the best time in Sheffield.  Booking into the wrong hotel and being called a troublemaker aside (I prefer the […]

CMC Sheffield

Diana Hinshelwood,  Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Group Member The year since the last Children’s Media Conference has been an eventful one. Topics discussed, such as policing the internet, are now becoming government White Papers, and funding initiatives like the Young Audiences Content Fund have launched. These are just two of the topics which […]

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CMF Event: The Fund, Ofcom and the PSBs

  Diana Hinshelwood, Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Board Member reports on a CMF public meeting held on 9th May 2019. The Children’s Media Foundation has campaigned for years for a fund to provide new, additional public service content for children and young people. With the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, the reality comes […]

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Children’s Media Conference Round-up

The new CMF Newsletter Editor, Diana Hinshelwood, gives a CMF perspective on the UK’s major industry gathering, The Children’s Media Conference, which took place in Sheffield, 3-5 July 2018. Although I’ve attended CMC before, this was my first conference as the new Editor for the CMF Newsletter.  My brief was to act as a ‘roving […]

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Breakdancing over Pizza

Newsletter Editor Diana Hinshelwood’s “roving reporter” role at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield had unexpected rewards from chance meetings. That’s very CMC… What if one day you woke up and found that you suddenly couldn’t see you own child?  This question prompted Nathan Geering the artistic director of the hip hop theatre company Rationale, to think about how his […]

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Distinctiveness and the BBC

Last month, CMF Board member Jeannette Steemers and Exec Group member Ashley Woodfall attended an Ofcom seminar on the BBC and Distinctiveness. The background to this is the Government’s desire to hard-wire ‘distinctiveness’ into the Charter, with the new Royal Charter and Framework agreement having it written into the BBC’s mission, purposes and regulatory framework. […]

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Free to Air Channels – a Westminster Media Forum Event

At the June Westminster Forum on The Future of Free to Air in the UK, CMF Chair, Anna Home, spoke in the session: “What is Free to Air For?” She made the case for the vital role of free to air, in particular the PSB channels in continuing to provide varied, age appropriate, entertaining, stimulating […]

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