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Behind-the-scenes: The Andrew Marr Show

With about 2 million viewers each week the Andrew Marr Show is certainly in the top of Britain’s politics programmes. The following is a collection of personal tweets from this morning’s show, when I had the amazing opportunity of watching all the action behind-the-scenes.

Written by Teodora Beleaga

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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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‘Dawn Of A New Age’ – Darren Parkin and Jeremy Pollock.

Coventry Conversations has returned this academic year with guest speakers Darren Parkin and Jeremy Pollock, prime examples of what can be achieved in a successful media career. Taking place on September 27th 2011, they spoke about how the world of media and journalism is undergoing a significant change, and how they are the people facing the consequences and pressure of this adjustment.

Mr Parkin, editor of the Coventry Telegraph, described the media as entering the “dawn of a new age” as the internet continues to grow as the world’s primary source of information. Media outlets such as the networking site Twitter are taking over as a tool of communication between the media and the public and for journalists this is a revolutionary practice. Events such as the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ were first reported not through television or radio but through twitter, sparking a greater interest and connection between the internet and the media. Darren expressed his interest in this way of reporting, but also felt as if the media was at a crossroads as he explained his dilemma of if he should “sacrifice print for internet hits”. The Coventry Telegraph has faced a reduction in newspaper sales of 7%, the online version of the paper has experienced greater traffic causing the paper to look at the way they report their news.

Written by Lauren Ainscough – First Year Student.

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CUtoday.net – The New Face Of CU Today!

CU today has upgraded its website once more by dropping the freely given wordpress.com domain name and becoming a paid and more independent web address – http://www.CUtoday.net.

What this means for the site is a more professional and recognisable website, by dropping the WordPress name that any blog of any standard can use and becoming a .net which is the fourth most used address in the world. Ease of access through Google now enables a search of CU Today to become far higher in the listings, and of course a simpler address to both type and say. This enables your Coventry University news and even your articles to gain more recognition and more views than ever before. All old links that you may have used on blogs, social networking sites and elsewhere will automatically redirect and nothing previous has been altered or removed.

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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From “Clunky Motorola radios” to Twitter: A brief account of Jon Snow’s reporting journey

“The social network is on fire. Despite Egypt’s best efforts, the revolution is
under way. Whether it ends in Mubarak or no Mubarak, the movement for
change travels on the shoulders of the web,” blogs Jon Snow, the Face of
Channel 4 News, from Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Snow published this
comment as soon as the telephone lines and internet connections
were reinstated in the country, on 29 January 2011, after more than 48
hours of “blackout”.
Writes Teodora Beleaga…

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Bye bye Facebook, we’re in China now!

Coventry students will have to cope with the ban on Facebook in China for the rest of their stay in Hangzhou. The cliché that you ‘can’t survive without Facebook’ has hit the students as many of them have made complaints that they can’t log onto Facebook. Writes Fatima Ahmed…

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