Carnegie Mellon University
August 22, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU's Engineering College To Host Media Panel Commemorating 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Contacts: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Shilo Raube / 412-268-6094 /

Event: A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, a panel of media experts hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Pradeep K. Khosla will discuss the global lessons learned from the tragic event.

Terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashing two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, one into the Pentagon, and one into an open field in Shanksville, Pa., killing thousands of passengers, office workers and bystanders on the ground. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and a cybersecurity expert, will lead the media panel, “Media Memories: 9/11 Scribes,” in discussing how the media braved fires and massive destruction to report one of the most dramatic news stories in history, and how the event impacted newsrooms around the world.  

Panel members include James R. (Bob) Hagerty, news editor of The Wall Street Journal; Kevin Begos, supervising correspondent of the Associated Press; Rem Rieder, editor of the American Journalism Review; and Richard Snodgrass, author and photographer of “An Uncommon Field,” a book of photos and short prose of the temporary Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville. His book will be available for sale at the event.

In addition to the panel, CMU engineering students will host a “Letters From Home” campaign, collecting thank you notes and condolences for the families of Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville after passengers fought to overcome the terrorist hijackers onboard.

The event is open to the public and lunch will be served. Reservations may be made by sending email to or
When: Noon - 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9.

Where: Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, off Frew Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.