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'First Edition' Archive: Children and TV News Project


Grant Holders: Dr. Máire Messenger Davies, Dr. Cynthia Carter, Dr. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (JOMEC), Dr. Stuart Allan (University of the West of England), and Frances Meredith (project archivist at JOMEC).

Funder: British Academy

This archive has been annotated, catalogued and put into a database, for use by scholars and students both in the School and outside.

It consists of materials donated by Libra productions, the producers of 'First Edition' a ITN/ Channel 4 news programme for Schools, presented by Jon Snow, which has now ceased production.

The materials - which include tapes, production documents, scripts, and letters - will help to support the work of a team of scholars studying children's responses to television news, especially traumatic events such as war and disaster.