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Media Training Workshop Wednesday

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 23 - March 13, 1997

The Virginia Tech Faculty Senate and the Office of University Relations are sponsoring a workshop on how faculty members can work effectively with the news media.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, March 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Owens Banquet Hall. The program is free and open to anyone in the Virginia Tech community.

"Too often, working with the media can be a frustrating experience from the perspective of a faculty member. Our goal is to help better prepare faculty members to work with journalists and more effectively communicate their research and teaching accomplishments," said David Nutter, associate director of university relations for public affairs.

The program will include a discussion with Rick Mattioni, news director with WVTF Public Radio; Allison Blake, higher-education reporter with the Roanoke Times; and Jim Kent, news director for WDBJ-TV.

There will be a panel discussion with several university information officers on how they can assist in the effective dissemination of news stories. Participants will also get to take part in a mock TV interview, learning how to avoid the dangers of the editing room during electronic interviews.

For more information, contact Nutter at 1-6669 or Louis Gwin at 1-9826.