Center for Media Innovation hosts Skype discussion with Indy Star reporter

Listen to one of the Indianapolis Star journalists on the team whose investigation of USA Gymnastics helped to expose Larry Nassar’s abuses, from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation. Reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski will be available via Skype for this discussion. Nassar was a Michigan State University sports doctor who worked with Olympic athletes and was recently sentenced to 175 years in prison.

The Indy Star’s first story published in 2016 -- leading to a series of events that resulted in the charges against Nassar. How did she and the team do it? Come listen to find out. Sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania and hosted by Point Park University. Don't miss this free event. RSVP at


Pittsburgh Black Media Federation sponsors photography exhibit

Through Feb. 24, The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation sponsors the photography exhibition “Men of the African Diaspora,” at Boom Concepts Gallery, 5139 Penn Ave. in Garfield. “Men of the African Diaspora” is an exhibition that seeks to disrupt stereotypes of black men across the African diaspora. The photographs will also challenge how viewers see black men in their environments, without the stereotypes and biases that haunt and encumber their lives, no matter where they live in the world.


Point Park University's Talk Back Series continues

The Press Club is proud to be a co-sponsor of Point Park University's Talk Back series @Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland, which kicked off with Jasiri X in September. The next session will be March 19, 2018, featuring NFL correspondent John Clayton.

Braddock native Clayton began his sportswriting career with The Pittsburgh Press, covering the Steelers and the NFL from 1976 to 1986. He spent more than 20 years at ESPN, and in 2007 he was inducted into the writers wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He will discuss the changing role of media in sports. Bob Pompeani, KDKA-TV sports anchor, will moderate the event.

The series is sponsored by TribLive, Herbein + Company, Talk Radio 1320 WJAS and the McGinnis Endowment. Find more information at