Digital Culture, Media Industries

Response to Ofcom Consultation on BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originations and the BBC’s request to change its Operating Licence

Due to significant changes in children’s viewing habits, the BBC requested that Ofcom change its operating licence to implement changes to its children’s news bulletin Newsround, and the Corporation’s quota of original productions for children. In November 2019, Ofcom opened a consultation on the BBC’s plans inviting other interested parties to comment. This piece is… Continue reading Response to Ofcom Consultation on BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originations and the BBC’s request to change its Operating Licence

Audiences, Participation & Engagement

Media education in the age of digital capitalism

Professor David Buckingham Readers of this site would probably agree that all of us need to study and learn about contemporary media – and that includes children. Teaching about media in schools is by no means a new development: in the UK, it can be traced back to the 1930s, both as part of English… Continue reading Media education in the age of digital capitalism

Audiences, Participation & Engagement

Symposium “Invisible Children: Children’s Media, Diversity, and Forced Migration”, 14 September 2018, King’s College London

Providing Children's Content in an Era of Migration: Challenges and Opportunities Review by Public Media Alliance, 24 September 2018 Access the original post here. European and Middle Eastern practitioners, producers, public broadcast representatives, academics, children’s media experts and the PMA gathered at King’s College London to discuss children’s content provision, with a focus on diversity and… Continue reading Symposium “Invisible Children: Children’s Media, Diversity, and Forced Migration”, 14 September 2018, King’s College London