Save the date!

National Press Club president and Pittsburgh Jeff Ballou is coming back to his hometown on Sept. 23. See the calendar page for more information.


Golden Quill Winners announced

May 25, 2017 -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 53rd Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional excellence in print, broadcast, photography, videography and digital journalism in Western Pennsylvania and nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

Winners and finalists of the 2017 Golden Quills can be downloaded here.

Also during the awards presentation, The Press Club recognized retired KDKA-TV reporter/anchor Mary Robb Jackson and retired KDKA-TV chief photographer Michael Challik with the President’s Award for their career achievements in the field of journalism. Chris Moore, producer/host at WQED Multimedia and the founder of the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop -- now the Frank Bolden Multimedia Workshop -- of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, was honored with this year’s Service to Journalism Award for contributions to the field of journalism.

Ellie Hartleb of Erie, a senior at American University, was recognized as recipient of the 2017 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship. Beaver Falls native Emily Kohlman, a senior at Penn State University, received The Press Club Scholarship.

The premier sponsor of the event is the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University. Lead sponsors are Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C., and Cision.

Press Club Names Three New Board Members

At its quarterly meeting in April, the Board of the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania appointed three new members of the board: Andrew Conte, director of the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University; Denise R. Hughes, senior communications specialist at Westinghouse Electric Company; and Sue McFarland, executive editor of Trib Total Media.

Memorial golf outing on tap

Looking for a golf outing this summer? Registration forms for the 2017 Bob Fryer Memorial Golf Outing Aug. 19 are now available. It’s a great time for a great cause at River Forest Country Club in Freeport. Please consider a round of golf or if you don’t golf, the planning committee could use volunteers. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for a college student studying journalism, awarded through the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Let’s support the Fourth Estate.


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