University of Pittsburgh
February 23, 2005

Pitt's Asian Studies Center Hosts March 3 Symposium on the Myths And Truths of International News Reporting

International news insiders tackle compelling questions about their profession
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—How do the events happening throughout the world affect the average American citizen? Does the news medium from which people receive information shape their opinions about world events? How do news editors strike a balance between accurate, in-depth reporting and maintaining audience interest? A March 3 symposium, titled Shooting the Messenger: The Myths and Truths of International News Reporting, hosted by Pitt's Center for Asian Studies will address these and other compelling questions concerning international news reporting. The free public symposium begins at 3 p.m. in Room 5110 of Two Mellon Center, 501 Grant St., Downtown.

Discussants include: Ted Anthony, former China news editor for the Associated Press (AP) and a current national correspondent and editor with the AP; Lisa Rose Weaver, former CNN Beijing correspondent and producer, currently a freelance journalist for National Public Radio, Voice of America, and Time magazine, and an assistant professor of writing and literary and cultural studies at Chatham College; Greg Victor, Nation/World editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Rick Pietro, a lecturer in Pitt's Department of Communication; and Schuyler Foerster, president of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and a host of the council's weekly radio program Pittsburgh Global Press Conference, broadcast on KQV Radio 1410 AM at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-7370, or e-mail Michele Heryford at