Being a Sky News Correspondent - Stuart Ramsay
Stuart Ramsay is the Chief Correspondent for Sky News. Stuart previously reported on major domestic and foreign stories as the Chief Reporter for Channel Five News. For 13 years Ramsay has worked for Sky News (with that short spell away at Five News), starting as a reporter and climbing the career ladder. From a base in London, he worked on a variety of stories both domestic 8 foreign. In this Coventry Conversation he talks about his life as a correspondent for Sky.
Moving from Documentary to Fiction - David Pearson
David Pearson is an award winning documentary maker who has turned to fiction. He invented the Cheltenham Screenwriting festival. It is the only festival of its kind in Europe and a huge success – each july 600 flock to the Cotswolds to talk writing for feature films. In this Coventry Conversation David talks about his impressive career.
Life as a Shock Jock - Jon ‘Gaunty’ Gaunt
He was last week suspended from Talksport for insulting a London councillor on air. Sony award-winning Gaunt, who writes a column for the sun, also called the councillor an “ignorant pig”. This talk was recorded the week that he was sacked and was his first public appearance. With an average audience of nearly a million listeners every day at 10.00, Gaunt was one of Talksport’s highest profile presenters, nothing if not controversial on and off air. In this Coventry Conversation, he talk
Beginnings - Jon Blair, Award Winning Director and Producer
Jon Blair is a multi award winning film and television producer and director, and is the only director working in the United Kingdom who has won all three of the premiere awards in his field; an Oscar, an Emmy (twice) and a British Academy Award. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Jon talking about his career.
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at Kent University’s Centre for Journalism. At the start of her journalism career she worked with the BBC as a researcher on documentaries and then joined the Television Current Affairs department, producing programmes such as Newsnight, Watchdog, The Money Programme and Panorama. In the 1990s she started an independent production company, Sevenday Productions, which was awarded the first outside contract for the televising of Parliament. She was based in
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Tim Luckhurst
Tim Luckhurst is a former editor and deputy editor of The Scotsman. He began his career as a journalist on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme for which he produced, edited and reported from the UK and abroad. Prof. Luckhurst covered the Romanian Revolution and the First Gulf War for BBC Radio and reported on the liberation of Kosovo and the fall of Slobodan Milosevic for The Scotsman. He was the BBC's Washington Producer during the first year of the Clinton presidency and returned to the UK to become
6.096 Introduction to C++ (MIT)
This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in science, social science and engineering programs who need to learn fundamental programming skills quickly but not in great depth. The course is ideal for undergraduate research positions or summer jobs requiring C++. It is not a class for experienced programmers in C++. Students with no programming background are welcome. Topics include control structures, arrays, functions, classes, objects, file handling, and simple algorithms
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
46 years in TV and they hand you a maroon tie! - Peter Sissons
After many years as a journalist, Peter Sissons' first stint as a newsreader came in 1976 when he began anchoring ITN’s News at One bulletins. In 1987 he left for the BBC and in 1989 he took over as presenter of Question Time. He continued until December 1993. He has worked for ITN, Channel 4 News and BBC News. Here he discusses his career.
Murray Walker talks about his career in motorsport broadcasting
In this Coventry Conversation Motorsport broadcasting legend Murray Walker talks about his long and distinguished career as a motorsport commentator.
Texas Tech Pumps $1 Billion Into Lubbock Economy
Texas Tech University helped sustain nearly 15,000 jobs and contributed $1.26 billion to the economic pulse of Lubbock County, according to The Economic Impact of Texas Tech University study. The report, commissioned by Michael Shonrock, Texas Tech Vice President for Student Affairs, and prepared by Bradley Ewing, Rawls Professor of Operations Management at Texas Tech, provides estimates of the economic impact of Texas Tech University on Lubbock County for 2009. The study represents only Texas
Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
Michael A. Young, CEO, Grady Health Systems - IMPACT
October 13 - IMPACT presents Michael A. Young, CEO, Grady Health Systems Michael A. Young brings more than 28 years of healthcare industry leadership to Grady Health System where he joined the health system as President/CEO on Sept. 2, 2008. Young began his career at Lancaster General Hospital & Health System in Lancaster, Penn. During his tenure there, Young built a new Women's Hospital, Orthopaedic Hospital and cutting-edge ambulatory services program. Most recently, Young was President and
14.128 Dynamic Optimization & Economic Applications (Recursive Methods) (MIT)
The unifying theme of this course is best captured by the title of our main reference book: "Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics". We start by covering deterministic and stochastic dynamic optimization using dynamic programming analysis. We then study the properties of the resulting dynamic systems. Finally, we will go over a recursive method for repeated games that has proven useful in contract theory and macroeconomics. We shall stress applications and examples of all these techniques throu
Congruent Lines and Shapes
Lesson on congruent lines and shapes
6.976 High Speed Communication Circuits and Systems (MIT)
6.976 covers circuit and system level design issues of high speed communication systems, with primary focus being placed on wireless and broadband data link applications. Specific circuit topics include transmission lines, high speed and low noise amplifiers, VCO's, and high speed digital circuits. Specific system topics include frequency synthesizers, clock and data recovery circuits, and GMSK transceivers. In addition to learning analysis skills for the above items, students will gain a signif
15.615 Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager (MIT)
This course provides a basic understanding of legal issues that corporations face during their existence. The course starts by providing the basic building blocks of business law. We then follow a firm through its life cycle from its "breakaway" from an established firm through it going public. The materials covered during 15.647 (the first half of the semester) emphasize the organization and financing of the company. In the second half of the course we examine a broad array of law-sen
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
Students work in a team environment to develop five core leadership capabilities: Visioning, Analyzing, Relating, Inventing and Enabling. In addition, students participate in a negotiation simulation, improve communication skills and learn about cross-cultural negotiation. A structured set of outdoor experiences complements classroom activities. Restricted to entering students in the Technology and Policy Program.
15.598 IT and Business Transformation (MIT)
The purpose of this Proseminar in Information Technology and Business Transformation (ITBT) is to provide students with a view of IT-enabled transformation and the strategic issues in the management of IT. The seminar will bring in CIOs, CEOs, and experienced consultants and industry observers to provide their perspectives and tell their stories about the use and management of IT today. Their talks will deal with the new technology, the new applications, the issues of implementation, the changes