The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announces 2018 Golden Quill Awards

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is calling for submissions to its 54th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania and also nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

New to the contest this year is a student competition, designed to highlight outstanding work being produced by the next generation of journalists.

The entry deadline for the Golden Quill Awards is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017, to be eligible.

Entries to the Golden Quill Awards will be submitted using a Web-based program at Better BNC ( and payment will be online only. Rules and instructions for submission for the awards -- open to all news professionals in 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania; Ohio counties of Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson and Trumbull; and West Virginia counties of Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Preston and Wetzel -- can be downloaded here.

Winners of the Golden Quills will be announced during the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.


The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania accepting nominations for President's and Service to Journalism awards

Members of The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania are invited to nominate a member of the regional news community for the President's Award for lifetime achievement in journalism that The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania presents at the Golden Quill Awards Banquet, set for May 24, 2018, at the River Casino.

In addition, they can nominate someone for the Service to Journalism Award for outstanding contributions to journalism.

Nominees for either award may be active members of the media or retired, print or broadcast, or educators.  Previous winners are not eligible. See list of previous winners here.

Please send your nominations by mail or email, including a brief description of the nominee's accomplishments, by ​Friday, April 6, 2018, to Press Club president Kimberly Palmiero, at

Questions? Email Kim or call her at 412-266-5476.


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 editorial published Jan. 15 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. See PBMF's statement here.


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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