Category Archives: News In Brief (NIB)

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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This Week’s ‘Cov Cons’ – Not to Be Missed

This Wednesday on the Coventry Conversations is Kirsty Wark. With an impressive job profile ; from BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4 to interviewing some of the top politicians in the country and now with her independent television production company, there will be a lot to learn from her in ETG43 at 1pm.

A special Conversation this Thursday (28 October); Coventry’s very own graduates; CJ Hubbard (MA Automotive Journalism 2006) and Greg Keane (BA Journalism/Media 2009) will be at ETG34.

CJ Hubbard has been driving and writing about cars for the past four years and is now a senior writer for Motoring Research.

Greg Keane started working at Mercia on the breakfast show and as a Tech-op on the live broadcasts of the Coventry City matches.  Greg has been working at Sky Sports News in Isleworth from November 2009.

For more information on the Coventry Conversations email

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“I Want to Volunteer” – Look Here!

Interested in volunteering? Here are some opportunities that you might find interesting.

The RAG Week (Raising And Giving) is coming up and there will be a meeting for everyone interested in being involved, on 28 October in Meeting Room 2 – Priory Street Students Union at 5pm.

The biggest volunteering event for this year; ‘Make a Difference Day’ will be held on Saturday 30 October at the Tocil Wood Nature Reserve (near Warwick University).  CSV will be joining the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to carry out some exciting conservative works. Something interesting to look forward to is the Bee Meadow. Volunteers will build a habitat for the bees and if lucky might even get the chance to get up close and personal with the bees.

This year Voluntary Action Coventry welcome all volunteers who want to make a difference in their community. If you’re interested be at the Volunteer Centre (26 City Arcade, Coventry) at 10.15am on 30 October.

For more volunteering opportunities visit or email or do it the old fashioned way by calling 024 7679 5210

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Next Week on the ‘Cov Cons’

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Coventry University alum Debbie Isitt who made last year’s British Christmas hit Nativity will be featured on the Coventry Conversation.

Debbie was heralded as the ‘the future of British Theatre’ by the Guardian. She also works as a guest teacher of screenwriting for the Arvon Foundation.

‘Nativity’ is going to America and also on DVD and television. Find out how to extend the brand as a writer or director on Wednesday 13 October in Ellen Terry at 1.00pm. 

BBC Radio Four’s business presenter Adam Shaw will be speaking about Financial Journalism and how to make the complex simple.

You hear him every morning on Radio Four now come and listen to him live on Thursday 14 October at 1.00pm in the Ellen Terry Building.

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Journalism Master Class with professor Jon Snow

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Directing the general election night


THE BBC general election director, Rob Hopkin, is to give lowdown on the big night, today, on campus, as part of the Coventry Conversation series.

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