Children’s Media Yearbook Launches
Just over a year into the life of the new Children’s Media Foundation, they have published their first annual Yearbook.
It’s an exploration of the issues, trends, and opinions around kids’ media on all platforms, with articles by Joe Godwin, Director of Children’s BBC, Dr Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE (the games association), Professor David Buckingham of Loughborough University, Professor Maire Messenger Davies of Ulster University, and many more.
At a launch on Thursday last week some of the contributors discussed the book and the issues it raises with an invited audience at Salford University in MediaCity UK. Lynn Whittaker, the Yearbook Editor said she had been asked by the CMF to produce something between a Blue Peter Annual of children’s media and a research journal, and it was agreed that the mix of articles, research and opinion pieces provided a fascinating snapshot of children’s media in the UK in 2012-13.
The CMF are sponsoring a debate at this year’s Children’s Media Conference – and you’ll also be able to buy the Yearbook at the CMC.