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

Cynthia Carter, Máire Messenger Davies, Stuart Allan, Kaitlyn Mendes, Roy Milani, Louise Wass

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Number of pages48
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Keywords

    • children
    • news
    • citizenship
    • regional
    • BBC policy
    • Newsround

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    Carter, C., Messenger Davies, M., Allan, S., Mendes, K., Milani, R., & Wass, L. (2009). What do children want from the BBC? ? Children’s content and participatory environments in an age of citizen media.
    Carter, Cynthia ; Messenger Davies, Máire ; Allan, Stuart ; Mendes, Kaitlyn ; Milani, Roy ; Wass, Louise. / What do children want from the BBC? ? Children’s content and participatory environments in an age of citizen media. 2009. 48 p.
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    Carter C, Messenger Davies M, Allan S, Mendes K, Milani R, Wass L. What do children want from the BBC? ? Children’s content and participatory environments in an age of citizen media. 2009. 48 p.