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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

Dr. Karl Rawstrone

Dr. Karl Rawstrone

Dr. Karl Rawstrone is a Senior Lecturer in Media Production and Deputy Head of the Department of Media Production at Bournemouth University. He completed his PhD with the University of the West of England in 2020. His thesis is entitled Negotiating Dependence: Independent Television Producers in England. Karl was a videotape editor at the BBC and Channel 4, working on a great deal of children’s content. He was later a director and producer at The Children’s Channel. He began teaching in 2000 at a West London secondary school, moved into further education and latterly into higher education. Teaching has been his way of helping young people to make and consume better content.



Once upon a time, there was a broadcaster... responding to the distributed risk of children’s programme production and consumption

Once concentrated around a small number of public service broadcaster-producers, programme production for children now occurs not only through these traditional relationships, but increasingly in the non-public-service sphere and across a number of production models, from traditional commissioning to self-publishing on browser-based platforms. This contribution argues that the widening of the market for children’s programmes […]

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