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Why children's news matters. The case of CBBC Newsround

Carter, Cynthia ORCID:, Steemers, Jeanette and Messenger Davies, Máire 2021. Why children's news matters. The case of CBBC Newsround. Communications: European Journal of Communication Research 46 (3) , pp. 352-372. 10.1515/commun-2021-0048

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There has never been a greater need for reliable, truthful news to help citizens navigate and assess the veracity of what they are reading and viewing, especially on social media. Widespread concerns around ‘fake’ news demonstrate an enduring requirement for curated and trustworthy children’s news that addresses children as young citizens with certain rights. Drawing on recent UK events, we discuss the case for children’s news provision by public service broadcasting (PSB) from a communication rights perspective by analyzing the BBC’s 2019 plans to reduce the broadcast presence and originated hours of its flagship news service, Newsround, in favor of online distribution.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Additional Information: Special issue on Children and Media: Emerging Issues, Veronika Kalmus and Brian O’Neill, Guest editors. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISSN: 0341-2059
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 May 2021
Date of Acceptance: 29 March 2021
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 11:50

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