Blocking Investigation or Ensuring Truth for Clients? John Stonborough
John Stonborough specialises in media relations, providing an authoritative and discreet media management service to corporate and private clients world-wide. He is the MD of Stonborough Media Group. Here he discusses his role in helping clients to ensure that they are represented fairly.
Why I use Twitter to teach - Jonathan Worth, New Photographics
.....as part of a structure of dynamic learning methods, it also serves to embed the framework of sustainable practices that are relevant wherever the medium takes us in the future. Right now Twitter enables me to follow the thoughts, processes and debates that other media practitioners are engaging in and from this come to a more thorough and global understanding of the commonalities. These podcasts are notes from Jonathan Worth's blog entitled "New Photographics". By recording them for downlo
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Fred Mudhai
Okoth Fred Mudhai is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Global Media/Communication at Coventry University, UK. He has written research papers and memos on ICT and politics as a member of the IT and Civil Society Network of the IT and International Cooperation Program, US Social Science Research Council (2003-2005). At the Tunis (2005) World Summit on the Information Society, he received a Media Award by Panos London and Global Knowledge Partnership. He was also a category runner-up in the 2007
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Jeff Jarvis
Jeff Jarvis is an American journalist and an associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. He writes a new media column for The Guardian and hosts its Media Talk USA podcast. Jarvis is the creator of the popular weblog BuzzMachine, which tracks developments in new media. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New Y
Swine Flu and the Media - Dr John Lister
Dr John Lister discusses 'Swine Flu and the Media: Problems with Complex Messages. This talk is part of a series of public lectures from the Masters Degree in Health Communication Design at Coventry University.
Is PR Good for us? - Trevor Morris
Trevor Morris is Visiting Professor in Public relations at the University of Westminster and an author, business consultant and mentor. He was formally the CEO of Chime Public Relations, the UK’s largest PR group. Here he discusses his some of the issues in his book 'PR A Persuasive Industry?: Spin, Public Relations and the Shaping of the Modern Media'
What’s happening with Gaming? - Andrew Oliver, Blitz Games
Andrew Oliver is from Blitz Games. Here he discusses what is going on in the games industry as part of the TV graphics day at Coventry School of Art and Design.
Creative Life After Coventry - Verity Pabla, The Don Burroni and Brad Powell
Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses. Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work. 'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and
Paying for the News? - Alan Rusbridger, Guardian Editor
Alan has been editor of The Guardian since 1995. Previously he was a reporter, columnist, features editor and the deputy editor of The Guardian. He is a member of the board of Guardian News and Media, of the main board of the Guardian Media Group and of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian. In this Coventry Conversation he discusses the future of the Guardian in light of recent financial losses.
Brand Design in Television - Martin Lambie-Nairn
Lambie-Nairn began his career in 1976. In the 80’s his company quickly built a reputation for broadcast design with the launch of Channel 4 in the UK. Arguably this identity changed the face of television branding, as it was the first time a TV company had used its on-air identity to say something about itself as a brand as well as being the first to be designed to work on and off screen. This led to many years of working with the BBC during which he was part of re-defining the BBC brand. He
Presenting Local Radio - Liz Kershaw, BBC
At a Coventry University Coventry Conversations series event on 5th July 2007, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio presenter Liz Kershaw shared her experiences with a group of about 50 students doing taster lessons in Journalism and Media Production. The group at the Media and Communication Department, in the Ellen Terry Building, was part of about 400 students attending Summer School at the University. One of them recorded Liz Kershaw’s talk.
What is 4 for? - Channel 4 Day - Steve Hewlett
Steve Hewlett is a freelance media consultant, broadcaster and columnist for the MediaGuardian. He is a former director of programmes at Carlton TV in London, former Controller of Factual Programmes for Channel Four and was editor of ‘Panorama’ at the BBC from 1995 to 1997. This talk was part of a day devoted to Channel 4 at Coventry University.
The History of Channel 4 - Channel 4 Day - Maggie Brown
Maggie Brown has been covering the media industry for over twenty years and has built a reputation as one of the countries most respected and highly regarded specialist media journalists. Granted access to Channel 4’s rich archive and frank interviews with the founders, chief executives and stars alike, she has recently completed a fresh British Film Institute history on the channel due out in November. Here she discusses the history of Channel 4.
‘Crowngate’ and ‘TV Fakery’ - Will Wyatt
‘Crowngate’ was one of the biggest media news stories during the frenzy on TV ‘fakery’. At the time Wyatt promised he would endeavour to “establish a full understanding of the events” that led to the furore surrounding the film about the Queen. Wyatt now works as a media consultant and company director. In 1988, he was Head of Documentary Features before becoming Managing Director BBC Network Television. In 1996 he became Chief Executive of the BBC, overseeing the launch of BBC Onli
PR and Racial Equality - Colleen Harris
Colleen Harris has recently set a consultancy which helps map out issues of Equality and Diversity for companies such as Channel 4 and the Telegraph Media Group. She has previously worked as a PR advisor for Trevor Phillips, John Prescott, Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher amongst others.
Getting into Radio - Madeleine Kent
Madeleine did a degree in media Culture and Communications at Coventry University. She then worked at the bear 102 in Stratford for two years. She has also worked as Midlands reporter for GWR, she then accepted a job as News Editor of Kix. She has also worked for Chrysalis on Heart FM/DNN and Galaxy, before becoming news editor at CN radio. She is soon to start working for advertising agency McCann Erickson. In this Coventry Conversation Madeleine talks about her experience of getting in and ge
Can we trust the International Media? - John O Oucho and Fred Mudhai
John O Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Center in the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A. in 1982-3. He has taught at the University of Nairobi (2 decades), University of Ghana (3 years) and University of Botswana (8 years). He was elected Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) in 1989 and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in 2003. He is a well traveled and well published academic and ha
The BBC World Service - Nigel Chapman
Nigel Chapman is Director of BBC World Service. He is responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international radio broadcaster and its new media operations. He has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years.
Media Ethics - Phil Harding
Philip Harding is a journalist and media consultant. Until last summer he was Director of English Networks and News at the BBC World Service, responsible for all the BBC’s international radio programmes in English with 42 million listeners. Phil is a fellow of the Radio Academy and last autumn Phil was made a Fellow of the Society of Editors. He is a member of Society’s Advisory Committee. He is also a Trustee of the One World Broadcasting Trust. Phil starts this talk with a question about
Is ITV in Trouble? - Jim Godfrey
Jim Godfrey, ITV’s director of corporate affairs, is leaving in March after three years to set up his own PR agency. Godfrey, a former Labour special adviser, said he intended to specialise in political campaigns and branding with his new company, which will have ITV as its first client when it launches in July. He is a former special adviser to Patricia Hewlett when she was the trade and industry secretary. Before that he was director of communications for leading think-tank, the Institute fo