An Editorial Team Readers Trust

What sets Mining Media International (MMI) apart from other publishers in this space is its vast editorial foot-print. The MMI editorial team consists of a global group of editors, many of whom are considered “the authority” in their respective fields. More than simply reporting the news, these professionals offer the insight and analysis that readers expect from the individual magazines. These titles have more than editorial excellence in common. Each shares a commitment to safety, the environment and sustainability. With every edition, the editors provide news and market analysis, information on equipment and technology, and tips for improv-ing operational efficiency.

MMI is a full-service B2B media outlet, going beyond print and connecting with subscribers through websites, targeted eNewsletters, tradeshows, conferences and social networking. The editorial team serves as a valuable resource in organizing the company’s conferences and collecting data for related projects.

On the mining side, Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) remains the leading international trade journal geared toward mining and mineral processing. In 2016, E&MJ will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Coal Age traces its roots back more than 100 years of dedication to coal mining and processing. Equipo Minero reaches mining and processing professionals throughout Latin America in Spanish, while The ASIA Miner provides an assessment of exploration and mining activities in the Asia-Pacific region with a bilingual (Mandarin) component.

For the construction sector, MMI publishes Rock Products and Concrete Products and organizes other related services for the construction materials sector. An institution dating back 120 years, Rock Products reaches industry executives and production managers at crushed stone quarries as well as sand-and-gravel operations. Entering its 70th year, Concrete Products is the oldest commercial title in the North American concrete industry, and remains a widely subscribed source for ready mixed and manufactured concrete production professionals.

From the pit to final product, this team of seasoned trade journalists provides an unmatched editorial service. On a monthly basis, they offer readers, who are mostly engineering and production professionals, ideas on how to operate more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively. Each month, they deliver the content they expect in a clear, concise format.

As vice president-editorial director for Mining Media International, Steve Fiscor heads a world class group of writers and editors serving the mining and construction markets. He has served as editor-in-chief for E&MJ since 2003 and Coal Age since 2001. He writes articles on mining and processing, organizes the technical programs for several conferences, and produces many of MMI's ancillary products. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., he began his career with E&MJ and Coal Age in 1991. Prior to his career in journalism, Steve worked as a project engineer for a longwall mining operation in Colorado. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Russ Carter has more than 30 years of experience as a technical journalist, and has covered all aspects of the mining, quarrying and construction industries. Prior to joining E&MJ and Coal Age in 1988, he held positions as editor of Intermountain Industry magazine, monthly columnist for Rocky Mountain Construction, and managing editor of Mining Engineering. He has served as a senior communications specialist for firms in the nuclear safety and computer simulation sectors, and has had articles published in Institutional Investor magazine. Russ has received awards for journalistic excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Society for Technical Communication.

Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Jennifer Jensen is the assistant editor of E&Mj, Coal Age and C&D World. Prior to joining Mining Media in 2013, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Tennessee and Florida. As a reporter, she earned Florida and Tennessee press association awards for her reporting and writing. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

Gavin du Venage is a Johannesburg-based business journalist. He has almost 20 years experience covering Africa, including a stint as a stringer for the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times. Most recently, he participated in the launch of The National, an Abu Dhabi broadsheet newspaper. He currently focuses on mining and energy issues, two subjects that are driving African development and changing its fortunes that decades of aid-dependency has been unable to do.


Donna Schmidt joined Mining Media International as a field editor for Coal Age in 2014. Based in southeast Ohio, Schmidt assists in generating technical features and general interest content, including coverage from Appalachian region industry events and reporting directly from the field in the coal-rich region and elsewhere. Part of the coal mining trade press community for nearly a decade, she most previously served as a U.S. correspondent for Coal USA and International Longwall News. In addition to news coverage for the Americas and Canada, Donna provided the industry with direct reporting from some of the nation's largest and most cutting-edge underground coal operations. She holds a bachelor of science degree in print communications from Clarion University and a master of science degree in communications and information systems from Robert Morris University.

Oscar Martinez has two degrees from a prestigious technical college in Chile: English/German Translator (1989) and Business Administration (1992). He was the regional winner of the INJUV awards, granted by the Technical Cooperation Office of the Chilean Government in 2003 to encourage enterprising business projects involving innovative E-commerce (business-to-business) applications. His technical background also includes working in coal-fired thermal power plants and mine sites as technical translator and interpreter. Most recently, Oscar worked as a consultant for P&H MinePro Services, Hatch (a mining EPCM contractor) and Escondida (the largest copper mine in the world).


Mark S. Kuhar, editor of Rock Products and Cement Americas, began his editorial career in 1987 as an assistant editor on Pit & Quarry and Concrete magazines. After leaving construction journalism from 1990-1995, he returned in 1996 as editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. A former winner of the Construction Writers Association's Robert F. Boger Award for Editorials and an Advanstar President's Club honoree, Mark pursued independent projects from 2006-2010, while also serving as an aggregates industry blogger, consultant and freelance writer.


Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Josephine Smith is the assistant editor for Rock Products, Cement Americas and Concrete Products. Prior to joining Mining Media, she worked as an editor for a local publishing firm, specializing in industry-specific guides and directories. Josephine holds a bachelor's in Communication from the University of North Florida.

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, John Miller has been working as a mining journalist for The ASIA Miner for the past four years, focusing on mining developments throughout Asia and Australia. He was promoted to editor, The ASIA Miner, during July 2010, is editor of Coal Age Indonesia and has responsibility for E&MJ Australian coverage. John has more than 30 years experience as a journalist. He is also an author with more than five historical books published and a biography published. He has also served his community as a city councillor and was mayor of Orange from 2002 to 2004.


A graduate mining engineer and mining geologist with more than 40 years' experience, Simon Walker is Mining Media's European editor. He has been involved with mining journalism since the mid- 1980s, and since the early 1990s has been providing research, management consulting, editorial and technical services to an international client base. His interests cover both the hard rock and coal sectors, as well as environmental issues and the socio-economic aspects of the international mining industry. Based in Charlbury, England, Simon has traveled worldwide during his career.

Covering the scene from Denver, Colo., Lane White has been writing for and about the metals and mining industry since 1968. From 1971 through 1988, he was an editor for E&MJ. From 1989 to 1995, he was director of publications and publisher of Mining Engineering for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) in Littleton, Colo. In the 16 years since he retired from SME, Lane has been a freelance mining writer, primarily working as a contributor of news and features to E&MJ.