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The full contents list for the Children's Media Yearbook 2018



Welcome! From the Children’s Media Foundation - Greg Childs

Editor’s introduction - Terri Langan

The Children’s Media Foundation year - Anna Home

CMC at 15 - Kay Benbow, Angela Salt, Kath Shackleton


Current affairs and industry news

The importance of the creative sector tax reliefs for children’s content - Anna Mansi

The state of animation production in the UK, 2018 - Phil Dobree

The good, the bad and the ugly - the digital year - John Kent



VR + kids: a UK research roadshow for the Children’s Media Foundation - Alison Norrington

Connected grandparents: are smart toys the future for intergenerational play? - Anna Taylor and Fiona Pearce

Understanding emerging culture: creating meaningful futures for children’s brands - Cato Hunt and Colette Sensier

Beauty and the beast - Lesley Salem and Chloe Bartlem

Children’s screen content in an era of forced migration: missing voices, diversity, and questions of ethics - Naomi Sakr, Christine Singer and Jeanette Steemers

In an ever-connected world, children are becoming increasingly disconnected - Nick Richardson


Trends & Tradition

LGBT storylines in children’s TV - David Levine

Small people, big picture - Allanah Langstaff

Screwball! - Bob Ayres

Let’s hear it for the girls - Beth Parker

Children’s radio - Kayleigh Keam

Making your fans fall in love with your content - Helen Dugdale

Kids on earth – the next normal - Howard Blumenthal

History, natural history, vikings and their animals! - Nigel Pope

Family matters - Tom O’Connell

Someone tell the puppets to stop talking! - Will Brenton



Time for the game changers to change their game - Ed Petrie

Tech to remember – ongoing innovations in the way kids interact with media - Alex Milne Turner

“Doing more” to keep children “safe” online? - Andy Phippen

If teenagers taught online safety... - Estelle Lloyd

Finding your voice - Anna Campbell

Alexa, what’s the future of voice recognition for kids? - Gary Pope


 Big Birthdays

No snowflakes please, we’re Grange Hill -  Diana Hinshelwood

Paddington Bear – an enduring icon in our throwaway age - Diana Hinshelwood

Blue Peter’s big birthday - Ewan Vinnicombe

Beano’s immortal birthday secret! - Michael Stirling



Brian Cant: a tribute - Jonathan Cohen

Emma Tennant: a tribute - Lucy Goodman


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