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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- 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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TELEVISION NEWS DAYS

John Mair has organised two Television News Days to take place on the 16th and 17th May (NEXT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY)

The News Days will be in ET103 at 09.00!

If you want to take part in the fast paced world of Television News, go along and have a go- BE THERE ON TIME IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!

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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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The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial- Advise to Murdoch

As mentioned in a previous article, Roy Greenslade, Guardian contributor, is currently publishing extracts from ‘The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial’, written by a number of contributors and edited it by Coventry University’s own John Mair and also, lecturer at the University of Lincoln, Richard Lance Keeble.

Greenslade’s last post on his Guardian blog about the book was an extract from former director general of the Public Relations Consultants Association, Patrick Barrow with some advice to Rupert Murdoch following on from the scandal.

Written by Alex Maidment

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Varsity Day Writing Competition

Do you have a passion for writing? Or even just a passion for Sports?

Then this is for you. We’re looking for a 400 word (max) quirky article about Varsity Day.
It’s simple. Send in your experiences or articles on Varsity Day to ryan_b_1989@hotmail.com
The winner will be given a free ticket to watch Coventry take on Warwick at Varsity Day with their article published in the next Source Magazine edition.

Written by Ryan Beasley.

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The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism On Trial? Book and event listings.

Senior Journalism lecturer for Coventry University, John Mair and Richard Lance Keeble have put together another book featuring professional journalists discussing certain subjects. This book, entitled The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial? follows the Leveson case on phone hacking in journalism, where many writers and editors are on trail over allegedly tapping celebrities phones to find stories.

The book features work from lecturers from top universities, professional journalists, authors and MA Journalism students from Coventry University and contains over 30 chapters surrounding the case. It will be available in February 2012 and CU Today will be exclusively extracting chapters from the book throughout January as articles to read and learn from, or work to support academic essays.

Furthermore, John Mair is holding an event to showcase the release of the book, with details found below:

Written by Jon Dudley – Editor.

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