CSUSM Co-Hosts Panel Discussion on Wildfire News Coverage, Jul. 16
Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung
In May, 14 fires erupted across San Diego County, burning 26,000 acres; destroying 46 homes and 19 other structures; spurring 121,000 evacuation notices, and causing nearly $30 million of property damage. It’s all San Diego talked about for a time. It’s a conversation that can’t stop.
Please join co-sponsors from the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) for “Witness to Wildfires: Looking Through a Rear-View Mirror” on July 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Markstein Hall, room 125, on the CSUSM campus. This event, free and open to the public, will be a lively and timely expert panel discussion at the outset of another long, tough fire season.
It is recommended that attendees arrive early to assure seating. For those interested, a brief campus walking tour will precede the discussion at 6 p.m., starting in front of Markstein Hall. Complimentary parking will be available in parking lot F.
Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler—incident commander for the May 2014 fires
Marine Col. Will Hooper—the deputy operations officer who discussed military aircraft operations with the media
Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter—the Escondido Police Department was active as fires raged across North County
KFMB/Channel 8 News Director Dean Elwood
U-T San Diego Public Safety Editor/Online News Director Tom Mallory
A moderated discussion will be followed by ample time for audience questions.
What: CSUSM and the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will co-host a panel discussion titled, “Witness to Wildfires: Looking Through a Rear-View Mirror.” For those interested, a brief campus walking tour will precede the discussion at 6 p.m., starting in front of Markstein Hall.
When: Wednesday, Jul. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Markstein Hall, room 125, at CSUSM, located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. Follow directional signage to complimentary parking in Lot F. Please note: this is the only lot that attendees may park in without being charged. For directions and a campus map, visit: www.csusm.edu/guide.