Category Archives: Coventry Conversation

A Lesson on Commentating…

Rob Nothman, Sports Broadcaster and Producer for over 25 years came to speak to the Journalism students of Coventry University.

The talk started with an introduction about commentating and about how it is an important part of radio. Rob told the audience that: “It’s about your audience.” And that audience is one of the most important things to think about when. It is vital that as a commentator, you think about who you are commentating for.

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Breakfast Show In Coventry – Brody Swain

According to the boring definition, he is a radio presenter at Touch FM. But for his fans he is the voice that wakes them up every morning at 6 am and charges them with positive energy for the day.  The third time guest at Coventry Conversations Brody Swain talks about his passion for the Sky Blue city and radio as a way of life.

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The ‘Buzz’ on CUToday- COVENTRY CAR DAY

Coventry Car Day is fast approaching. The ‘Buzz’ team created a brilliant news-letter explaining the significance. The ‘Buzz’ has kindly been supplied by Editor, Amel Guettatfi. To enlarge text, please click on the page and it should open in a new tab and have an enlarge option: Continue reading

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The ‘Buzz’ on CUToday- Sky News Special

This is a special ‘Buzz’ news-letter based on the Sky News Coventry Conversation, it has kindly been supplied by Editor: Amel Guettatfi. To read the information, click on the image to enlarge! Continue reading

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Alex Crawford- Special Sky News Correspondent visits Coventry

Four times winner of the Royal TV Society Journalist of the Year award, Alex Crawford visited Coventry in a Special edition of Coventry Conversations to discuss her story in Libya. Formally based in Sky’s Dubai bureau, Alex has reported on the Gulf and the MIddle East, most recently covering the Arab  Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya.

Alex’s name became a household one when was the first reporter to broadcast live from Green Square as rebel forces took over Tripoli. Arriving in the capital on the back of a pickup truck with a rebel convoy, Alex’s reports were broadcasted to the world vie manually operated satellite signal and a camera plugged into a cigarette lighter charger.

Written by Tsvetomir Valchev, Second Year Journalist

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Travels with my Camera Crew- Alex Crawford

Coventry University welcomed a very special guest this week, Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent for Sky News, and four times winner of the Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalist of the Year Award. This special Coventry Conversation began with the Universities Vice-Chancellor, Professor Madeleine Atkins, CBE, starting the afternoon off by welcoming Alex. She talked about how Alex is known as a ‘fire-fighter’, to which Alex responded: “Amongst other names” making a joke about how people see her. The V.C. went on to describe some of Alex’s incredible story about how she reported from the back of a rebel pick-up truck into Tripoli during celebrations in Libya.

Alex took the reins from there, saying that: “My crew, I couldn’t actually do anything without them.” She joked about how they make her look good and she then picks up all of the awards. Alex explained that the crew suffer through the same perils she has too when out getting a story including staying in squalid conditions and having no food. She moved onto how she has: “been doing it for a long time.” but never got lots of recognition until the past six months since her reporting in Tripoli, Libya.

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What’s On at Cov Uni?

Spring is upon us and whilst the weather doesn’t feel much like Spring, there is a lot in store to keep you entertained around the Uni as we move through the last term.

Starting with the Coventry Conversations:

Friday 4th May (1pm): The Herbert plays host to a special Coventry City Football Club event in which the fans have the chance to meet CCFC chief-executive after an unsuccessful 2011-2012 season in which Coventry are relegated.

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