In Memoriam: Frank Gottlieb

We are sad to announce the passing of Frank Gottlieb, longtime and dedicated board member of the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, who died Oct. 24, 2017. Frank was news director of KQV and retired in 2012 after a 46-year career in radio. The Press Club honored him at the 2011 Golden Quill Awards with the President's Award for lifetime achievement. He was a regular at Press Club events, ready to do whatever was needed, from planning to day-of logistics. He will be deeply missed. See his obituary at

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Press clubs and guests meet with National Press Club president

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania was honored that National Press Club President Jeff Ballou and his colleague, Derek Wallbank, vice chair of the board of governors, took the time to come to Pittsburgh on Sept. 23. Ballou's message -- "Freeing the Press: Why Journalism Matters" -- was inspiring and powerful. See video here:

Many thanks to Women's Press Club President Stacey Federoff and Pittsburgh Black Media Federation President Tory Parrish and Vice Chair Brian Cook, who worked as a team with the Press Club to pull this event together and offer Jeff a warm welcome back to his hometown. Many thanks, too, the volunteers from all of the clubs who helped during the event, and those who attended.
We accomplish more when we work together. We are roud to partner.


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.

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