University of Pittsburgh
October 6, 2011

Pitt’s English Department and The Pitt News to Present “Getting a Plum Internship in Media, Publishing and PR: Meet the Experts” Panel Discussion Oct. 18

The event features a panel of eight 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 “Getting a Plum Internship in Media, Publishing, and PR: Meet the Experts” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 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 Stan Wischnowski, editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Regan Morris, West Coast producer at BBC News; Rich Holden, executive director for the Dow Jones News Fund; Mike Bothwell, WPXI-TV director of coverage and content; Jennifer Knerr, vice president and executive editor of Paradigm Publishers; Ron Davenport Jr., president of the American Urban Radio Network; Jessica Bayer, senior director at Qorvis Communications; and Erik Hinton, interactive software engineer for the New York Times

For more information about the panelists or the Oct. 18 event, contact Pitt’s Writing Internship Coordinator Caren Marcus at 412-624-1737 or