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What do children want from the BBC? ? Children’s content and participatory environments in an age of citizen media

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Carter, Cynthia, Messenger Davies, Máire, Allan, Stuart, Mendes, Kaitlyn, Milani, Roy and Wass, Louise (2009) What do children want from the BBC? ? Children’s content and participatory environments in an age of citizen media. BBC/AHRC. BBC/AHRC/Cardiff University. 48 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

220 8-14 year old children in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland answered questions and carried out tasks on their relationship to news media, with particular reference to the BBC's news programme, and website, for children 'Newsround'. Results showed an interest in and knowledge of news among all age groups; a desire for more local and regional news; a desire for more news and other factual material directed at older children - 11-14 year olds (The BBC's children's material is aimed at under -12s) and a preference for television as a 'favourite' source of news; the internet was used primarily for games.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Keywords:children; news; citizenship; regional; BBC policy; Newsround
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:12125
Deposited By:Professor Maire Messenger Davies
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 09:40
Last Modified:04 Mar 2014 14:38

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