National Academies advisory: Sept. 21 workshops on news and terrorism


NEWS AND TERRORISM: COMMUNICATING IN A CRISIS is a series of workshops to be held around the nation that will involve local participants -- including journalists, government officials, emergency managers, and scientists and engineering experts -- in a simulation of a response to a terrorist attack in their hometown. The workshop, sponsored by the National Academies, is designed to help prepare participants for the challenge of getting accurate and timely information to the public during a crisis. Participants also will learn about the impact of dirty bombs and other possible weapons, and reporters will get practical advice on protecting themselves. The next workshop in the series will be held in Kansas City, Mo.

DETAILS: Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hotel Phillips, 106 West 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

REPORTERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by contacting Randy Atkins, National Academy of Engineering, 202-334-1508 or e-mail Future workshops will be offered in the following cities: Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia; Miami; Austin, Texas.; Atlanta; San Francisco; Denver; and Boston. For more information, visit

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