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National tech reporters at Dartmouth for discussion of science and media

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 05/09/07
Genevieve Haas • (603) 646-3661

On May 15th, Dartmouth and its Thayer School of Engineering will host six national science and technology reporters for a panel discussion on the challenges they face in their field. The reporters, who represent a broad swath of print, broadcast and electronic media will address issues including the pressure of hype on responsible reporting, the challenges presented by new and evolving media, and covering science and technology news for a mainstream audience. The panel discussion will be moderated by Thayer School of Engineering Dean Joseph Helble.

Sitting on the panel will be David Berlind, Executive editor of ZDNet, Andrew Lawler, senior writer for Science, Jason Margolis, reporter for BBC's "The World," Ivan Oransky, deputy editor of The Scientist, Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of MIT's Technology Review, and Jim Rapoza, chief technology analyst for eWEEK.

"Understanding how media report a story—particularly in the rapidly changing areas of science and engineering—will allow us to better communicate the innovation and discovery that are part of engineering at Thayer," said Helble.

The 90-minute panel discussion, "Separating Science from Hype: The Challenges of Reporting on Science and Technology in the 21st Century," will be held in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall on May 15 at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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