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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 […]

Yearbook 2022: Industry Under Pressure – Audience Under Threat

Anna Home, OBE. Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation lays out the issues facing the chidlren’s media industry and audience in 2022 in this introduction o the Children’s Media Yearbook. In my article for last year’s Yearbook I ended on an optimistic note. The Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) was clearly making good progress despite production […]

Yearbook 2022 Preview: Can We Help Our Children Save The Planet?

Gary Pope, CEO of KI and Children’s Ambassador for Products of Change wrote this article for the Chidren’s Media Yearbook 2022. We’re in trouble. All of us. In fact, unless we halve our carbon emissions by 2025, irreparable damage will be done. Actually, it’s not all of us, is it? It’s just those of us […]

Yearbook 2022 Preview – The Metaverse: Words of Definition and Caution on the Word of the Year

This is Japhet Asher’s article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2022. Japhet is Director of Polarity Reversal. Via his film La Chinoise, Jean Luc Godard suggested we should view the work of Méliès, the first fantasy filmmaker, and the Lumière Brothers, the first documentarians, the other way round. You can argue that the Lumières, by placing […]

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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Fun and Games: Exploring Respect and Relationships on Safer Internet Day

  Tuesday 8 February 2022 was Safer Internet Day. CMF Exec Group member Cecilia Weiss attended the core event Safer Internet Day first started as an initiative of the EU Safe Borders project in 2004. It’s now held across 200 countries. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, made […]

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“Street Gang” Tells Us How We Got To “Sesame Street”

Long-time CMF supporter and member of the Foundation’s Academic Advisory Board, David Kleeman, SVP Global Trends at Dubit Ltd, looks at the origins and enduring value of “Sesame Street” through the lens of a new documentary on how it all started 52 years ago. “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is available to […]

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