Jon Snow returns to Coventry

FOR THE second time in less than two years, a news broadcasting icon will be returning to talk about his career in journalism at the media lecture series, Coventry Conversations.

For nearly two decades, Jon Snow has been a presenter of the award-winning Channel Four News and over that time he has become one of the most familiar and recognisable faces on nightly tea-time TV.

With his camera charm, Snow has succeeded in appealing to the viewing millions by up-holding his image as one of the most revered and trusted practitioners in the art of television journalism.

He has many accolades to his name, including Best Male Presenter as awarded by the Royal Television Society at their Programme and Technology Awards in 1995.

His breadth of work on the reporting field has also received high acclaim and recognition, winning the RTS TV Journalist of the year Award for his coverage of Afghanistan, Iran and the Middle East in 1980 among many others.

John Mair, inventor and organiser of Coventry Conversations, said:  ”We are once again hugely privileged to have Jon come and pass on his wisdom to our students and others.”

“Since we started the Coventry Conversations in 2006, we have had 100 distinguished guests from the world of media taking part. The conversations have established Coventry University as a firm staging post on the media circuit.

Snow has agreed to share his knowledge of the TV newsroom with Coventry University students and will talk about his views on news presenting over the past twenty years and the ethics of journalism.

Attended by more than 100 people, Coventry University’s Media and Communication department hosted a special Channel 4 conference back in September 2007 – the last time Jon Snow was in conversation with Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Sir Denis Foreman, staff and students.

There will, as always, be the opportunity for media and journalism students to put forward their questions, and to converse with him after his talk.  Jon will be in conversation on Friday, February 6th in ETG34 at 10.00am in the Ellen Terry Building.

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