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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, […]

House of Lords Select Committee Hearing on PSBs and SVod

  Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College, London     The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications is currently looking at the future of public service broadcasting in the context of the rising popularity of video on demand services.  As part of this inquiry it is calling on organisations […]

Children’s Data and Privacy Online Project

What is the Children’s Data and Privacy Online project all about? Professor Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, LSE Dr Mariya Stoilova, Department of Media and Communications, LSE Rishita Nandagiri, Department of Social Policy, LSE “Well we don’t actually know where the information is going. You can sign up for an app and tell […]

Ofcom and the PSBs

Greg Childs Director, the Children’s Media Foundation Last Autumn, Ofcom were granted powers by the new Digital Economy Act to once again regulate ITV, Chanel 4 and Channel 5 to carry more children’s and youth content.  This was contingent on their analysis of the kids’ content market in the UK – and basically a sense […]

Industry Policy

Wish Films – Attending CMC and Supporting CMF

Will Brenton MD, Wish Films When most people initially hear of the CMF they picture the CMC – the event every Summer that brings everyone together. They’re different – though with similar aims – and both have  become hugely important. Here’s why… The Children’s Media Conference isn’t a fair, a market or a sales conference. […]

CMF Updates Industry

Young Audiences Content Fund Soon To Launch

Three CMF views on the new content fund and its operational plans. Greg Childs Director, CMF     The much awaited – and CMF campaigned for – Young Audiences Content Fund should be operational within a few weeks.  Operated by the BFI – under its newly appointed Fund Head, former BBC Executive Jackie Edwards – […]

Industry Policy

Ofcom and the PSBs

WHAT WILL OFCOM DO NEXT? Greg Childs Director, CMF Last Autumn, Ofcom were granted powers by the new Digital Economy Act to once again regulate ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to take children’s and youth content.  This was contingent on their analysis of the kids’ content market in the UK – and basically a […]

CMC Exchange at London Book Fair 2019

By Diana Hinshelwood Member of CMF Executive Group and Editor, CMF Newsletter   London Book Fair took place this month over 3 days at Olympia London, and it was a wonderful opportunity for writers of all genres to come together and celebrate their work.  Children’s authors and publishers were there in high numbers, which shows […]

Events Industry

The Screen Time Debate

What do Children and Young People Think? A Children’s Media Foundation Report on Children’s Perceptions of their Screen Habits Produced in collaboration with DUBIT LIMITED    Report Author: Lily Law Research Manager, Dubit Ltd Contributors: Jackie Marsh Professor of Education, University of Sheffield Colin Ward Deputy Director, the Children’s Media Foundation Dr Becky Parry University of Sheffield Dr […]

Industry Research

Children’s Media at the London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is a global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of print content.  It’s taking place this year  from 12-14th March at Olympia London, with “Children’ Day” on Thursday 14th. CMC Exchange @LBF is happening at the Fair on Thursday 14th March. It’s a must-attend event for anyone looking to buy and […]

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