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2018 PA’s State System of Higher Education Collegiate Media Summit

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

- $30

2018 Collegiate Media Summit: Critical Consumption of Digital Media

The IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department will host the 2018 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Collegiate Media Summit Oct. 20-21 in the Hadley Union Building on the IUP campus. The plenary session speaker is 21-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Wendy Bell of Pittsburgh. Bell, a former WTAE news anchor, was fired from her job after she posted her thoughts on Facebook about a local mass shooting in Wilkinsburg. She now authors the website Positively Wendy Bell, “an online community that shares the positive things happening all around us.”

Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is $30 and includes participation in the day-and-a-half-long Summit, which includes up to four meals!

In addition to Bell, more than 20 IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department Alumni (including two Pulitzer Prize winners) will be participating in panel discussions throughout the day. All guests are invited to a networking/etiquette dinner Saturday night in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall. Although most of the topics will be led by journalism, public relations and communication professionals, all members of the IUP community will benefit from their presentations.

For more information, or to register for this event, which is being presented as part of this year’s Free Speech Project at IUP, please visit: https://cndchwll.wixsite.com/iuppasshe18.

Students who travel to the Summit from other universities are welcome to stay in the IUP residence halls Friday and/or Saturday night for $36 per person, per night. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own linens! Rooms may be reserved by calling 724-357-4411.

Our goal is to register 200 participants; please encourage your friends to attend and help us to spread the word!


October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018
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IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department


Hadley Union Building
319 Pratt Drive
Indiana, 15701 United States
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