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@CU_TodayNews – Follow the tweets!

Every person or business seems to have a Twitter nowadays, and CU Today is no exception. @CU_TodayNews already has hundreds of Coventry students, Post-grads and Journalists following the daily posts.

Posts include published and updated articles, featured work from previous years, and an easy way to interact with the Editor and other followers. All questions, through tweeting or direct messaging, will be answered almost immediately and information on CU Events such as the Coventry Conversations series are displayed immediately and accurately. Furthermore, ‘Live Blogging’ of events or guest speakers are readily available, with additional photos and videos accompanying the events of the day.

If you are a Coventry Journalism student, you are able to get involved and gain access, or use hashtagging’ to report your own live blogs of events. This will be published or retweeted to the public with credits going to you for your portfolio. Email the Editor if you wish to take part.

With the holidays now in full swing, there’s far more time to get social networking and be ready for the second term with information and article ideas. Click the link here to follow.

Jon Dudley – Editor.

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‘Clean’ Street Art Media Advertising In Coventry

Cov Degree Show adverts outside Coventry City Council Offices

Coventry City centre has gained extra attention from the public in recent weeks due to clean graffiti advertising displayed across the streets. The adverts, added to the city by a media group named Streetvertise, contain randomly distributed icons which represent all forms of courses displayed at Coventry University’s Degree Show.

Using clean graffiti methods, which include temporary chalk or jet washing pavements to create lighter stencils, areas around Coventry University’s Ellen Terry and Graham Sutherland buildings and city centre locations such as the council builings and outside West Orchards all contain icons such as music, planes and cameras.

Writes Jon Dudley…

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CU Today Now Has A Twitter – And 120,000 Viewers!

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…

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‘Will he hug me or stab me?’ Jon Snow in Coventry

Get some first hand details about the Egyptian revolution on Wednesday, 2 March at 9.00am. Channel 4 news presenter, Jon Snow will share his experiences from Egypt at the Coventry Conversation titled ‘Will he hug me or stab me? Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution’.

This special Coventry Conversation will take place at the Ellen Terry Building, Room G34.

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More from the Coventry Conversations

This Wednesday, Tim Lamb, former Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will be at the Coventry Conversations.

Under his leadership, the sport of cricket witnessed a period of unprecedented reform and modernisation.

Tim played professional first class cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club between 1974 and 1977 and for Northamptonshire CCC from 1978 to 1983, before moving into sports administration. He was appointed General Manager of Middlesex CCC from 1984 to 1988 and subsequently Cricket Secretary, later Deputy Chief Executive, of the Test and County Cricket Board from 1988 to 1996.

Writer and broadcaster Christian Wolmar will speak at Thursday’s ‘Cov Con’. He specialises in Transport and has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist. Wolmar was at The Independent from 1989 to 1997, mostly as transport correspondent.

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Keeping Up With the ‘Cov Cons’?

This afternoon don’t miss out on the ‘Coventry Conversation’ starring Mark Wild, former commissioning editor of Animal Planet. Get answers to all those questions you’ve been asking yourself about Meerkat Manor at 1.00pm in ETG34 (Ellen Terry Building).

On Thursday, TV legend and fine art graduate Paul Watson will converse with the ever-growing audience of the Coventry Conversations. BAFTA, RTS and Grierson Award Winner will talk about why he is lauded by some and hated by others; here it all from the documentary master.

We hear about and see Google everywhere we go; it’s ever-present with its growing demand. Lately Google has been getting into a bit of trouble it seems. Can Peter Barron clear its name from all the criticism? Find out on Friday, 12 November at 1pm in Ellen Terry. CU Today will also make sure that you won’t miss out on the excitement; follow our live blog to keep up with the action. Writes Natasha De Silva…

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Look Out For the ‘Cov Cons’

Interested in PR and what it’s all about? Catch Professor Trevor Morris of Westminster University when he talks about ‘Why Journalists need PR’ on Wednesday at 1.00pm in ETG34.

Also on the Coventry Conversations this week; Commissioning Editor Dispatches Channel 4, Tamara Abood will be at Ellen Terry on Thursday at 1.00pm. Find out what a commissioning editor does and how to sell an idea.

Next week catch more industry movers and shakers; Mark Wild of Animal Planet, Paul Watson (TV Documentary legend) and Peter Barron on Google and Privacy.

All this and more only on the ‘Coventry Conversations’, free and open to all.

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