A scheduled appearance Wednesday (Nov. 17) at West Virginia University by war correspondent Peter Arnett has been canceled, School of Journalism officials announced Monday.

Intensified fighting in and around Baghdad, Iraq, has closed some airports in that part of the country, making it impossible for Arnett to travel to the United States.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was scheduled to visit the University and speak as a part of the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series hosted by Dr. George Esper, the Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor.