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Inclusivity at CMC 2021 Online

  By Olivia Dickinson, CMF Diversity and Inclusion Lead     This year the theme of the Children’s Media Conference is ‘Together’. As the exec for the Inclusivity Now video strand, and the member of the executive group responsible for Diversity and Inclusion at the Children’s Media Foundation, I wanted to reflect on how my work for […]

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Coming Soon To A Digital Device Near You… The CMF’s Public Service Media Report.

  Colin Ward, CMF’s Deputy Director and Editor of the Report: Our Children’s Future – Does Children’s Media Matter on launch plans. At the end of 2020, the CMF began a major campaign to highlight the failure of government to protect the production, at scale, of UK-originated, culturally-relevant content for our children. The aim of the campaign […]

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CMC 2021: The Question Time Session

  By Jayne Kirkham, CMF Executive Group Member for political and governmental liaison   On Tuesday 6th July, 11-12noon, CMC will be staging its Question Time session.  There’s a long tradition of the Children’s Media Foundation producing the content for this. I’m one of those people that ‘don’t do politics’. I couldn’t tell you what the deputy chancellor of […]

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Online Good?

  CMF Director Greg Childs contributed to the Lego Group’s recent industry stakeholder research into children and technology.  On April 28th 2021 he attended a roundtable to hear the results.     Lego commissioned BritainThinks to research key stakeholder views about the current relationship between children and technology, focusing in particular on: The benefits and harms […]

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Giving with One Hand, Taking Back with the Other

The Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport has announced that it is removing 25% of the budget for the Young Audiences Content Fund, before the three year pilot scheme is completed. This represents, according to Broadcast Magazine, around 20 productions which will not now be funded.  Having fought long and hard for the Fund, […]

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Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 9 February 2021

  CMF Exec Group member Cecilia Weiss attended Safer Internet Day (UK).  “Around 500 guests attended Safer Internet Day. I was invited on behalf of the Children’s Media Foundation. Here’s my summarised report of the event.” Safer Internet Day was presented by Jake Humphrey from the BT Tower with virtual contributors from the industry, government and […]

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Sandford St Martin Awards 2021

Announcing the new Sandford St Martin “Broadcasting in the Time of Corona” Awards. Reflecting the exceptional work and innovation of broadcasters and content-makers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sandford St Martin Awards are launching two new awards for 2021. Entries and nominations are now being invited for the Trustees’ Corona Content Award for broadcast programmes or reports […]

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Creativity Is Magic And Magic Is For Everyone

  By Cressida Cowell Children’s Author and Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate   I have spent twenty years writing for children, and over those twenty years I have lost count of the times people have asked me, ‘Have you ever thought of writing for adults?’ as if writing for children was some sort of second best activity, […]

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Question Time at CMC 2020

By Nikki Stearman Senior Games Designer, Dubit and CMF Executive Group Member for Events I was honoured to produce the Children’s Media Conference Question Time this year with the support of Executive Producer Anna Home, Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, ‘Right Now and What’s Next?’ explored the strategic questions around kids and content and […]

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Reflections on Inclusivity at CMC 2020 On-Line

By Olivia Dickinson Digital Consultant and CMF Executive Group Member for Diversity and Inclusion This year’s CMC gave us an amazing opportunity to create content that gives you concrete, practical actions and takeaways. Every one of the contributors in the 9 films that make up Inclusivity Now tells you at least one practical thing you […]

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