Press Club of Western Pennsylvania supports PBMF statement
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania stands with the Pittsburgh
Black Media Federation’s statement condemning an
published Jan. 15 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. See
Scholarship deadline is Feb. 1
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania reminds prospective
applicants that Feb. 1 is the deadline for the $5,000 Bob Fryer
Memorial Scholarship as well as the $2,500 Press Club Scholarship
awarded to aspiring journalists.
The awards are designed to
encourage outstanding undergraduate journalism students in print,
broadcasting and multimedia. For details on how to apply, go the the
Club Scholarship page.
54th Golden Quill Awards coming soon
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is preparing the 54th edition
of its Golden Quill Awards, recognizing professional excellence in
print, broadcast, photography, videography and digital journalism in
Western Pennsylvania and nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia.
New this year will be student categories.
The updated call for entries will be mailed soon and available on
the Press Club website, and the deadline will be at the end of
February. Winners will be announced at the Golden Quills dinner May
24, 2018, at the Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Check
back for details.
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
To make a donation to the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania in
Frank's name, click on the button below.
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 proud to partner.
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