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C-SPAN covers Sago Mine Disaster panel

Reporters from CNN, CBS, USA Today, the New York Daily News and the Charleston Gazette examined media coverage of the Sago Mine Disaster that killed 12 miners and resulted in one of the most controversial media accounts of the 21st century.

“Searching for a Miracle: Media Coverage of the Sago Mine Disaster” was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in the Mountainlair Ballroom on WVU’s downtown campus. The event was open to the public.

The event, coordinated by the WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism and sponsored by the university’s prestigious Festival of Ideas, covered the challenges faced by journalists covering the story, the lessons they learned and the role that 24-hour news coverage may have played in one of the biggest media faux paus of the century.

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WVU J-Week features award-winning correspondent, journalism experts

The West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s annual celebration of the best and brightest in modern media featured national award-winning Newsweek correspondent Michael Isikoff as its keynote speaker during Journalism Week 2006, March 20-24.

Isikoff’s speech, sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series, focused on “The Perils and Pitfalls of Confidential Sources: An Investigative Reporter’s Perspective.” The March 20 presentation was held in WVU’s Eiesland Hall.

“We’re very grateful to the Nutting family for supporting this lecture series.” said School of Journalism Dean Maryanne Reed . “Thanks to their support, we’re able to bring to WVU Michael Isikoff, of the top investigative journalists in the world.”

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