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A Reason To Be Cheerful – Part 1. The £57 million Young Audiences Content Fund

By Jackie Edwards Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund at the BFI It’s a funny old world… Although there doesn’t seem to be a lot to laugh about currently. Leaving all the global, European and British political brow-furrowing items aside, and looking just at our own British kids’ media industry doorstep – we’ve not […]

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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 […]

The Decline of Arts in Schools

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts covers a wide range of issues affecting young people, raising awareness of their cultural and creative needs with politicians in both houses and all parties. Having hosted a successful event for parliamentarians to meet the BFI’s Jackie Edwards at the launch of the Young Audience’s […]

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Ad Ban for Junk Food

Food for Thought, or Reheated Argument? By Colin Ward Deputy Director, CMF     Is an extension of the ‘junk food’ ad ban a positive step for children’s media? Over the last few weeks, a group of us have been working on the CMF’s response to a government consultation on a proposed extension of the […]

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Channel 5 Shakes it Up

Ofcom has made it clear to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 that they must increase their commitment to providing quality children’s content, or risk being regulated to do that, under the new powers granted to the regulator in the Digital Economy Act. After successful campaigning by CMF and the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, there are […]

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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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SANDFORD ST MARTIN TRUST AWARDS 2019

Sandford St Martin Trust Children’s Broadasting Award 2019 Shortlist Announced The Sandford St Martin Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation. It has been making annual awards for the best programmes about religion, ethics and spirituality since 1978. The Trust engages with a wide range of media organisations and individual journalists, filmmakers, broadcasters and other media figures, […]

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