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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.