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Oct. 18: Carnegie Mellon To Host Media Boot Camp For Engineering and Science Faculty


Chriss Swaney                     

Carnegie Mellon To Host Media Boot Camp
For Engineering and Science Faculty

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) and the university's College of Engineering will host five journalists for a special panel presentation about how the media use online reporting tools to cover news. The presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Singleton Room of Roberts Hall.

The Media Boot Camp series is designed to help faculty and researchers better understand the needs of reporters and editors covering engineering, science and the environment. The event is open to Carnegie Mellon faculty.

"The media boot camp is a great opportunity for our faculty to interact with journalists and to help them broadcast their research to the public," said SEER Executive Director Deborah A. Lange.

Panel participants include moderator Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering; James R. Hagerty, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal; John Byrne, executive editor of Business Week; Tom Woody, senior editor of Fortune Magazine; Seth Bauer, editorial director of National Geographic's Green Guide; and Jennifer C. Yates, Pittsburgh bureau chief of the Associated Press. 

"Given the rapid changes occurring in print and online vehicles for public communication, it is imperative that we understand how the media works and that our faculty develop working relationships with national, regional and local journalists," said David A. Dzombak, SEER faculty director and associate dean in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon.