Category Archives: Coventry Conversations

Coventry Conversations Autumn programme

Talks by media people at Coventry University. Open to the public.

Gideon Coe (Radio 6 Music and Coventry alum) 
14 Oct
13:00 – 14:00

Jon Snow (Channel 4 News) 
Coventry Cathedral
15 Oct
10:00 – 11:00

Shelly Jofre (BBC Panorama)
13:00 – 14:00

Debbie Isitt (Feature film maker and Coventry alum) 
22 Oct
13:00 – 14:00

Professors Richard Keeble, John Tulloch and others
 Start-up Cafe
28 Oct
10:00 – 11:00

Various speakers from UK, USA, Africa and China, including Nick Davies and Jeremy Paxman (both tbc)
 Humber theatre
14:00 – 15:00

John Stonborough (Media Counsel)
29 Oct
13:00 – 14:00

Christian Wolmar (Best-selling author)
 The Herbert Cafe
18:00 – 19:00

Bill Heine (Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford)
05 Nov
13:00 – 14:00

Stephen Cole (Presenter, Al Jazeera English)
12 Nov
13:00 – 14:00

Alan Rusbridger, via video lilnk (Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian)
18 Nov
13:00 – 14:00

Phil Riley (Owner of six Midland Radio Stations) 
13:00 – 14:00


Coventry Conversations

Changes to the published schedule.

Wednesday 11th March lecture theatre EG34

David Brookes Editor Evening Telegraph

My plans for the Telegraph

Thursday 12th March lecture theatre EG34

Tom Reeves Producer breakfast show Mercia FM

Local radio – how to make it

Friday 13th March Humber Theatre

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Creating the biggest consumer website in Britain

Lectures at 1.00pm open to all

Unseen Gaza Dispatches C4 special with Jon Snow

Jon’s recent Dispatches programme on the restrictions faced by  reporters attempting to cover the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Also, raises the editorial question of whether showing shocking footage of civilian victims as Al Jazeera does, is showing war as it is, or inflames hostility.

Contains scenes of dead and injured adults and children. 

Broadcast 22.01.2009

Available for 30 days from

The player works for Windows PCs only

After newspapers, the future for journalism

A video clip of the announcement to staff at the Seattle Post Intelligencer of the papers’ sale and closure of the print edition. It shows the human dimension to many of the issues covered in the lecture. Let’s salute the professionalism of  journalists who report the news, even if  it is the announcement of their own redundancy.

Good journalism and a good website, tied to declining print sales and a loss-making title.

Seattle PI Video

The page of links for the lecture is available for download talk-links.