University of Pittsburgh
October 1, 2010

Pitt’s English Department and The Pitt News to Present “The Inside Track to a Top-Notch Internship” Panel Discussion Oct. 14

The event features a panel of seven professionals representing the media, publishing, and public relations fields
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of English and The Pitt News, Pitt’s daily student newspaper, will cosponsor a panel discussion titled “The Inside Track to a Top-Notch Internship” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth. Ave., Oakland. 

In addition to the panel discussion, the winner of the annual McDowell Award In Nonfiction, named in honor of the late Pittsburgh broadcasting pioneer Al McDowell (A&S ‘52), will be announced. A dessert reception will follow the event. 

David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Panelists include Mike Leary, managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief, president, and chief executive officer of ProPublica; Anne Linaberger, KDKA-TV news director; Terry Foxx, program director for Pittsburgh Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan; Cynthia Sterling, executive publisher of SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc.; Tom Meinert, partner at Meinert Mashek Communications; and Katelyn Polantz (A&S ’09), a reporter for Virginia’s Roanoke Times

For brief biographies of the panelists or more information about the panel discussion, contact Pitt’s Writing Internship Coordinator Caren Marcus at 412-624-1737 or