Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-04-30

Environmental journalism will be the topic of this year's Media Day symposium at Samford University Friday (MAY 3).

Natalie Pawelski, CNN environmental correspondent, will speak at 9:15 a.m. in the Samford Sciencenter Planetarium. Her topic will be "Deadlines, Hairspray and Oozing Stories: A TV reporter Tackles the Environment."

A panel discussion on "Biohazards, Junk Science and Community Reporting: Fact, Fiction and Public Reaction," will be at 10:30 a.m. in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.

Panelists are: Pawelski, Katherine Bouma, environmental reporter, The Birmingham News; and Dr. Paul Blanchard, co-director of Samford's Master of Science in Environmental Management degree program.

The events are sponsored by Samford's Department of Journalism/Mass Communication and the Vulcan Materials Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education at Samford.

The public is invited to both events.