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Chriss Swaney

For immediate release:
August 19, 2002

Carnegie Mellon to Host 9/11 Media Panel Featuring National and Local Journalists

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host a panel featuring journalists who penned their experiences covering the attacks on America in a new book, "Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11." The book documents how journalists overcame daunting challenges to report the story. The Newseum, the first interactive museum of news, worked with authors Cathy Trost, Alicia C. Shepard and Susan J. Bennett to produce the book. Panel members include Robin Acton, an editor and reporter for the Tribune-Review; Rachel (Snyder) Basinger, a staff reporter for the Daily Courier in Connellsville, Pa.; Bennett, director of international exhibits at the Newseum and a former national correspondent for Knight Ridder newspapers; Jim Pensiero, vice president of news operations at The Wall Street Journal; Dennis Roddy, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist; Charles Sheehan, an Associated Press reporter; and Trost, a former journalist and co-author of "Running Toward Danger." A Scottish bagpiper and Navy ROTC color guard from Carnegie Mellon will kick off the event, which is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 4 - 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9

WHERE: The Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

Call Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 for more information.


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