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July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Opening Keynote: Nadiya Hussain

Posted on: Tuesday 02 July 2019 10:40pm by Cate Zerega

Tonight at Sheffield City Hall, CMC Advisory Chair, Sue Nott, welcomed the huge gathering of CMC delegates and asked us all to reflect upon what it means to be ‘limitless’- the theme for CMC 2019. With an outstanding address made by Changemaker Noga Levy-Rapoport, the 17-year-old student challenged the audience to eschew a diplomatic approach in addressing climate change in children’s media. Her call to action asked that we all create much needed and vital content, across all platforms- from YouTube, to ‘Insta’-stories as well as in publishing and conventional TV programming. She notes that there is a ‘global call for children to become the leaders of today’, so why not start with their media? The Keynote Takeaway: Create the…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Opening Keynote with Lemn Sissay MBE

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 10:00pm by Tracy Warren

The keynote kicked off with changemaker Jess Thom, who had the audience in fits of laughter as she talked about the importance of inclusion and the power of media in changing perception. Lemn Sissay followed this with a powerful, challenging and thought-provoking talk that ended with a standing ovation. Takeaways Children’s media is a big part of influencing social change to build a more inclusive world. Think openly about the potential of broader stories and connect creating richer and more dynamic programming. Move your personal and professional goals closer together and see what happens. Take action together and encourage diversity of thought. Detail Jess Thom opened the keynote session with a challenge to society to think differently about the frequently…

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