Press Club of Western Pennsylvania joins clubs in social mixer

Support local journalism and network at Spirits of Journalism, a mixer at Wigle Whiskey, 2410 Smallman St. in the Strip District, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Enjoy a signature cocktail for the evening, meet other members of The Fourth Estate, and take a tour of Wigle’s distillery. The Mac & Gold truck will be by for dinner. $10 general admission, $5 for students, and $15 at the door. Admission includes first drink. Nonalcoholic options available. Proceeds benefit the sponsoring organizations: Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Online News Association-Pittsburgh, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

To pay in advance, go to the payment page.


SPJ sponsors workshop on Pennsylvania Open Records Law

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Pittsburgh Professional and Duquesne University chapters will present "What You Need to Know About Your Right to Know: Workshop on Pennsylvania Open Records Law," from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, in Room 104, College Hall, Duquesne University.

Update your knowledge of the Pennsylvania Open Records Law and pending legislation — and how to effectively use them — at this workshop for journalists, journalism students, communications professionals and interested members of the general public.

For workshop schedule and information, see flier.


Pittsburgh former AP reporter to speak about her book on family with gene for early-onset Alzheimer's disease

Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh will host its 126th Annual Dinner and Journalism Awards featuring former Associated Press reporter Niki Kapsambelis, author of "The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle against Alzheimer's Disease,” with members of the DeMoe family featured in the book in attendance as special guests.

The annual dinner is planned for Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Rivers Club on the Fourth Floor of One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., in Downtown Pittsburgh. At 6 p.m., a cocktail reception with cash bar, prize raffle and photography exhibit begins, then, at 7 p.m. dinner begins with remarks presentation of the 61st annual Gertrude Gordon Scholarship Contest awards. Then keynote speaker Kapsambelis will present “Ethics & Emotions: Insights Into Writing About Alzheimer’s Disease.”

For RSVP information, see flier.


Center for Media Innovation Book Club discusses 'Hillbilly Elegy'

The Center for Media Innovation Book Club selection this month is "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance. The discussion meeting is on Tuesday, March 28, 6-7 p.m. at Point Park University Center for Media Innovation, Downtown. "Hillbilly Elegy" examines the cultural and economic crisis in Rust Belt America.


PublicSource will host an evening with J.D. Vance on March 30. Tickets start at $10. Search "PblicSource Vance" on Eventbrite.