Carnegie Mellon University
September 13, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering To Host Media Panel About Presidential Coverage In the Time of Twitter

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering is hosting a media panel to discuss how technology has transformed reporting on political campaigns.

"This is an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to interact with members of the news media and to discuss a very timely topic as many recent events have so amply illustrated," said Ed Schlesinger, panel moderator and head of CMU's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Other panel participants include: Jodi Enda, senior contributing writer for the American Journalism Review and former Knight Ridder reporter covering the White House, Congress and presidential campaigns; Rem Rieder, editor and senior vice president of the American Journalism Review; and Jon Delano, money and politics editor at KDKA-TV.

The panel session is part of the college's Fourth Estate Series designed to showcase issues and trends faced daily by the news media.

The panel session is open to the public.

Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Where: Bombardier Conference Room, Hamerschlag Hall 1107, Carnegie Mellon University, off Frew Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.