Entry Deadline Extended to March 1 for Robert L. Vann Media Awards contest

Harold Hayes, formerly of KDKA-TV, and Lisa Sylvester, of WPXI, attend PBMF's 28th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner in May 2016.

Harold Hayes, formerly of KDKA-TV, and Lisa Sylvester, of WPXI, attend PBMF’s 28th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner in May 2016.

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has extended the entry deadline to March 1 for the 29th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards contest. The program honors excellence in media coverage of African-American and African diaspora communities, individuals and issues in Western Pennsylvania.  To enter the contest, or buy dinner tickets or sponsorships, click here.
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Apply for the Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop by April 21

Teens in the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop tape a student newscast at KDKA in August 2016.

Teens in the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop tape a student newscast at KDKA in August 2016.

PBMF has made a lot of changes to its 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens.  Not only has the name been changed to reflect its increased digital focus, but the program also will run on four consecutive Saturdays, as opposed to being a weeklong residential program.  The application deadline is April 21.  For more information or to apply, click here.
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