This week CU Today hit a landmark of 120,000 viewers to the website, a phenomenal achievement for a university online news service. Due to the hard work of five different editors, spanning just over two years, the website is now recognised as a leading news service for students and Coventry locals, potential students, and those with Chinese connections.
In order to keep as up to date as possible with the Journalism world, CU Today now has a Twitter, which can be found through the tag of @CU_TodayNews. Similar to other news and Coventry University networks on Twitter, @CU_TodayNews aims to provide immediate updates as to what is happening on the website, such as newly published articles, hot articles to read and articles that should be revisited. Furthermore, it will offer the chance to give constructive feedback directly to the website, or promote your own articles which were submitted, without the need to create a WordPress account and share separately online.
Writes Jon Dudley…
@CU_TodayNews can also be linked to your own work, on your own blogs. Predominantly for Journalism or English students, this enables better broadcasting of work and an increased portfolio by the end of university. Finally, it will allow all CU Today readers to interact, view who is reading or submitting to the website, and enable you to ask questions to the Editor and Main submitters.
In order to keep the website interesting, and to celebrate CU Today’s 120,000th hit, Graphic Design second year student Adam McManus and Automotive Design/Photography second year student Jake Lamont have created a new masthead for CU Today which will be up later in the day. The banner will contain the iconic bridge structure found outside Coventry Transport Museum, mixed with the most recognisable Coventry University Building, the Alan Berry Building.