The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

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The Decline of Arts in Schools

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and the Arts covers a wide range of issues affecting young people, raising awareness of their cultural and creative needs with politicians in both houses and all parties. Having hosted a successful event for parliamentarians to meet the BFI’s Jackie Edwards at the launch of the Young Audience’s […]

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Ad Ban for Junk Food

Food for Thought, or Reheated Argument? By Colin Ward Deputy Director, CMF     Is an extension of the ‘junk food’ ad ban a positive step for children’s media? Over the last few weeks, a group of us have been working on the CMF’s response to a government consultation on a proposed extension of the […]

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Channel 5 Shakes it Up

Ofcom has made it clear to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 that they must increase their commitment to providing quality children’s content, or risk being regulated to do that, under the new powers granted to the regulator in the Digital Economy Act. After successful campaigning by CMF and the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, there are […]

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CMC Sheffield

Diana Hinshelwood,  Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Group Member The year since the last Children’s Media Conference has been an eventful one. Topics discussed, such as policing the internet, are now becoming government White Papers, and funding initiatives like the Young Audiences Content Fund have launched. These are just two of the topics which […]

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CMF Event: The Fund, Ofcom and the PSBs

  Diana Hinshelwood, Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Board Member reports on a CMF public meeting held on 9th May 2019. The Children’s Media Foundation has campaigned for years for a fund to provide new, additional public service content for children and young people. With the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, the reality comes […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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BFI Young Audiences Content Fund Guidelines

The draft guidelines have been made public for the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund (previously known as the Contestable Fund) which will “support the creation of exciting and engaging content, with public service broadcast values, for children and young audiences” . Industry professionals are encouraged to comment on the newly published draft criteria. This is the main chance […]

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Let Toys Be Toys for Girls and Boys

By Olivia Dickinson Children’s Media Professional and CMF Executive Group Member   The Let Toys Be Toys campaign has been going for 6 years – it started on a thread on Mumsnet in late 2012 in the run up to Christmas shopping – and in that first year had huge success with shops taking down […]

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Policy Round-Up

CMF Director Greg Childs sent this presentation to the Screen Producers of Australia 20th November Screen Forever Conference. It outlines the key UK policy initiatives in the kids’ media sector. You can watch the entire presentation here: Our perspective at the Children’s Media Foundation is audience advocacy. But in pursuing that we believe in, and campaign […]

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