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.


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 Press 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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