What does it take to create high quality children’s media content? Research studies tell us that the number of hours children devote to one media device or another keeps growing. For some, their original goal to keep kids away from media has shifted to a goal to create better content for kids. Content that engages their minds; encourages them explore their world; enhances their critical thinking skills; helps them to be kinder, better people.
For the past four years a conference devoted to these questions has been held in the small town of Sheffield, about two hours outside London in the UK. The Children’s Media Conference brings together writers, producers, researchers, creators, and media executives to share ideas, best practices, current research and inspiration – all in the hopes of creating more high quality media content for kids. On this episode of Media Inside Out you’ll learn more about the bold, creative work being done in children’s media today.
Sonia Copeland Bloom, creator of children’s series “Bugglebury”,
Tony Collingwood, award-winning children’s media creator,
Gary Pope, founding partner of Kid Industries,
Not pictured: Patrick Whelan, Temple University student and conference attendee