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Pulitzer Center Journalist Comes to Kent State to Speak on Fracking

Posted Feb. 18, 2013
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The School of Communication Studies'
inaugural Global Communication Issues
Forum will feature Dimiter Kenarov, a Pulitzer
Center journalist, speaking about “Fracking:
Promise or Peril?”  The event will take place
on Feb. 20.

Pulitzer Center Journalist Dimiter Kenarov visits Kent State on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva to discuss his newest project focusing on hydraulic fracturing as a “game changer” in Poland. The evening will consist of a panel discussion with Kenarov, Bob Downing from the Akron Beacon Journal, Yoram Eckstein, Ph.D., and Donald Palmer, Ph.D., both professors from the Department of Geology at Kent State. The event is hosted by the School of Communication Studies.

“The School of Communication Studies’ first annual communications global communication issues forum ‘Fracking: Promise or Peril?’ offers us an outstanding opportunity to partner with the Pulitzer Center to bring international journalists to Kent State University to share important reporting on issues of global significance and to emphasize the centrality of communication in addressing issues of importance worldwide,” says Paul Haridakis, director of the School of Communication Studies. “The forum at the Kiva brings the media and science together as Kent State geologists and journalists participate in an engaged conversation on the local and global practice of fracking.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Anne Dudley, marketing coordinator for the School of Communication Studies at