Key Facts About CWN
CWN is the largest, and longest established, news and
information website about Coventry and Warwickshire.
CWN began life as the Coventry Community Network in May
1995. It later widened its area to become the Coventry & Warwickshire Network, and is
now known and branded as CWN.
As of May 2000 CWN was receiving over
120,000 visitors per
CWN is updated daily with news and information about
Coventry and Warwickshire. As of May 2000 it contains over 22,000 files of text, audio
and video information about the local area.
CWN is not publicly funded. It is privately owned and
managed by Coventry Internet Developments Ltd Coventrys oldest Internet company.
Coventry Internet Developments Ltd and CWN have a staff of 12 full time and
time. The staff are divided roughly 50:50 between the two operations. CWN also has a pool
of professional freelance contributors.
Since CWN started the site has had well over
visitors who have read over 4.3 million pages and generated way in excess of
CWN is nationally recognised as one of the largest and most
successful Community Information Networks in Britain. It has been cited in
numerous publications and has been demonstrated at many events across the country.
CWN has been a technology leader since it
started. We had one of the first public webcams in Britain; we were the first
to use streaming audio and video to promote Coventry and Warwickshire; we
carried out the first local radio and Internet simulcast broadcasting Kix96
around the world.
CWN is nationally recognised as one of the only independent
local news services on the web not to have to originated from an existing press or media