"Reporting on Fracking" Conference Scheduled

Published on October 26, 2015

A “Reporting on Fracking” conference is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication, the EKU student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Berea College’s Department of English.

The conference will take place in the Baird Lounge in the Berea College Alumni Building.

A full day of information and reporting tips from government, industry and environmental leaders along with journalists covering environmental issues will be offered. Speakers will include: Brandon Nuttall, Kentucky Geological Survey; Erica Peterson, WFPL-Louisville Public Media; Kim Collings, executive director, Kentucky Division of Oil;  Amanda Womack, freelance science writer and member of the Society of Environmental Journalists; Lisa Bicknell, editor, Citizen Voice and Times; Andrew McNeill, executive director, Kentucky Oil and Gas Association; and Craig Williams, Kentucky Environmental Foundation.

The luncheon speaker will be Alissa Kiedrowski, a public relations professional with a background in crisis communication.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the first session at 9 a.m. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. The final session will end at 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the full day of sessions and lunch is $10. Individuals, business and school groups are asked to pre-register by Friday, Oct. 30, by emailing Dr. Deborah T. Givens at deborah.givens@eku.edu or Dr. Kate Egerton at egertonk@berea.edu. Payment will be taken at registration by check made out to Berea College or cash. Business and school groups can make arrangements to be billed by contacting Egerton.