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Invisible Children

Invisible Children:  Children’s Media, Diversity, and Forced Migration is a free event to present the findings of three workshops on screen content which reflects or empowers migrant and refugee children. 14 September, 2018 10.30- 17.15 including lunch Venue: King’s College London Email to register. To find out more, access the Programme. The symposium presents findings from previous Manchester, Copenhagen […]

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No Snowflakes Please, We’re Grange Hill

In an article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2018, Diana Hinshelwood looks at the rise and fall of Grange Hill. Kids today, eh?  What are they like? No respect.  In my day, we didn’t … etc. etc.  Despite obvious differences in technology and taste in music, they’re more similar to us when we were at […]


Beano’s Immortal Birthday Secret

The Beano is 80 years old this week. Michael Stirling, Head of Beano Studios Scotland, offers his take on its enduring popularity, in this article for the Children’s Media Yearbook 2018… As Beano zooms – Billy Whizz style – towards being 80 years young, it’s proud to finally reveal the secret of its success, via a bold […]


Contestable Conversation

A recent meeting with Ben Roberts, Director of the Film Fund at the BFI, who is leading the work to develop the plans for the Public Service Contestable Fund, revealed it’s making good progress.  The DCMS is still involved in the planning and Margot James MP is the minister now responsible.   Ben was adamant that the Fund will be targeted […]

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Children’s Media Conference Round-up

The new CMF Newsletter Editor, Diana Hinshelwood, gives a CMF perspective on the UK’s major industry gathering, The Children’s Media Conference, which took place in Sheffield, 3-5 July 2018. Although I’ve attended CMC before, this was my first conference as the new Editor for the CMF Newsletter.  My brief was to act as a ‘roving […]

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Breakdancing over Pizza

Newsletter Editor Diana Hinshelwood’s “roving reporter” role at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield had unexpected rewards from chance meetings. That’s very CMC… What if one day you woke up and found that you suddenly couldn’t see you own child?  This question prompted Nathan Geering the artistic director of the hip hop theatre company Rationale, to think about how his […]

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Ofcom Children’s Review – Results Revealed

Ofcom have released the findings of their Children’s Content Review, which analyses the state of the industry, commissioning and funding statistics, and the provision of content for the various age-ranges of children in the UK public service landscape. It reveals significant shortcomings in the support for kids’ and youth content at the commercial public service […]

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CMF Yearbook 2018 on Sale Now

Now in its 6th year, the Yearbook is an invaluable and enjoyable record of the highs and lows of the children’s media world in 2018. With perspectives from regulators, the industry, audience specialists, academics and with policy insights from the CMF and others, it captures the “state of the nation” – and beyond – for this busy […]

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Discount CMC

Children’s Media Foundation supporters, patrons, and members from supporting companies can buy Children’s Media Conference tickets at a discount for £380 + VAT. That’s a saving of £115 on the full rate. If you are not currently a CMF supporter or patron – sign up here for as little as £25. Then register for CMC by using this link which automatically […]

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Distinctiveness and the BBC

Last month, CMF Board member Jeannette Steemers and Exec Group member Ashley Woodfall attended an Ofcom seminar on the BBC and Distinctiveness. The background to this is the Government’s desire to hard-wire ‘distinctiveness’ into the Charter, with the new Royal Charter and Framework agreement having it written into the BBC’s mission, purposes and regulatory framework. […]

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