Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute and College of Engineering
Host Media Summit on the Changing Newsroom and Digital Future
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research and its College of Engineering will host a media summit to discuss the challenges of a changing newsroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 20 in the Singleton Room of Roberts Hall of Engineering.
Summit participants include Allan Dodds Frank, president of the Overseas Press Club and a correspondent for Bloomberg Broadcast News; Steve Hamm, senior writer for Business Week and author of "The Race for Perfect," a new book about the quest to design the ultimate portable computer; Nitya Venkataraman, a producer of digital media for ABC News; and Michael Yablonski, editor and publisher of Pittsburgh Professional Magazine, Inc. Both Hamm (HS'74) and Venkataraman (HS'01) are Carnegie Mellon alumni.
"This new media summit is designed to help the university community better understand how the media work in this constantly evolving news-gathering environment, and how we as researchers can help fill their story needs by sharing some of our leading-edge work," said panel moderator David A. Dzombak, the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering and faculty director of the Steinbrenner Institute.
Deborah Lange, executive director of the Steinbrenner Institute, said the summit is a great way for media to see some of our best university research, and discuss some of the most efficient ways for covering it.
The panel, which will be introduced by Carnegie Mellon Engineering Dean Pradeep K. Khosla, also will discuss how technology plays a role in building new flows of digital information in the ever-changing newsroom, which is now being called "information centers" by some media.