Carnegie Mellon University
June 07, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University’s Engineering College To Host Top National Media for 2012 Infotech Fellowship

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering will host nine top journalists for its sixth annual Information Technology Media Fellowship.

The journalists include:

  • Scott Malone, a reporter with Reuters;
  • Jon Swartz, a technology reporter for USA Today;
  • Jeffrey Gelles, a reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer;
  • Upasana Gupta, a reporter with Information Security Media;
  • Jai Vijayan, a technology reporter with Computerworld Inc.;
  • Randy Salzman, a freelance reporter;
  • Paul Koring a reporter for the Globe and Mail of Canada; and
  • Reporters Ana Rita Guerra and Ricardo Fonseca from Portugal.  

The fellowship enables leading technology and science reporters to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies by meeting informally with Carnegie Mellon researchers in the labs and in the field. Their visit will span topics ranging from tracking cyber crooks to novel nanorobotics and leading-edge data storage work.

The fellowship also is designed to help Carnegie Mellon faculty better understand how to share important research and other tech breakthroughs with news reporters and editors.

The Infotech Media Fellowship also is supported by Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Media Relations and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, which has arranged for the fellows to have a networking dinner with several new high-tech companies from the Pittsburgh region.

When: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., June 17-19.

Where: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.