Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh presents Sally Stapleton, PG managing editor

Join the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh for its 128th Anniversary Dinner and Journalism Awards, “A Journey in Journalism: Stories, Images and Times of Turbulence," featuring Sally Stapleton, managing editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

It all takes place Thursday, April 4, in the Ohio Room at Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Cash bar and prize raffle at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.; after-5 Attire requested.

Tickets are $40 for WPC members, $50 for nonmembers, $320 for a table of eight, $40 for students. Register and pay at WPC's website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Absolutely no one under age 21 may enter the banquet facilities through the main casino. Arrangements must be made for attendees younger than 21, so please indicate that information when making your RSVP. Regardless of age, please bring ID.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette managing editor Sally Stapleton has held leadership roles covering the most far-reaching stories, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., and Tree of Life synagogue hate crime shootings in Pittsburgh as well as funerals for Princess Diana and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, the terror attacks of Sept. 11, national political conventions, World Cups, Olympic Games and the Rwanda genocide, which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for an Associated Press staff entry.

She was with AP Photos from 1990 until the end of 2003, and from 1991 to 2002, AP Photos received nine Pulitzer Prizes in photography. As deputy executive photo editor, Stapleton was responsible for all editorial aspects of the U.S. and international photo operations.

In 2002, she received a Fulbright scholarship to work with Rwandan journalists in visual journalism that led to her involvement in establishing a media training center for working journalists in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. She formed a journalism education nonprofit to assist the Great Lakes Media Center, which launched there in 2008.

That year, she also joined the public-trust news organization The Day in New London, Conn., as the managing editor for online and photography.

In 2016, she joined the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In 2017, she was named to the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) board and remains on the executive board with the newly formed News Leaders Association, a result of last year’s merger between the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and APME.

Questions? Contact WPC at womenspressclubpgh@gmail.com.

Panel discussion on 'The War on Truth' to be held April 11

A panel to highlight the importance of a free press and “The War on Truth” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Carnegie Mellon University. This public event honors the legacy of Washington Post opinion writer Jamal Khashoggi. Admission is free but visit promo.post-gazette.com/warontruth to register. This public event honors the legacy of Washington Post opinion writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Featured speakers:

  • Fred Hiatt is a columnist and editorial page editor for The Washington Post, where he oversees the paper’s Opinions section. He was Jamal Khashoggi’s editor.

  • Emilia Diaz-Struck is Latin American coordinator of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which mobilizes journalists around the world to hold the powerful accountable. One ICIJ project was the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers.

  • David M. Shribman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, executive editor emeritus of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and scholar in residence at Carnegie Mellon University.

The event is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the International Free Expression Project.