Application Deadline Extended to June 30 for Teen Journalism Workshop

Students in the 32nd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop record a newscast at KDKA-TV in August 2015.

Students in the 32nd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop record a newscast at KDKA-TV in August 2015.

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is accepting applications for its 33rd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for teens.  The residential program will be held July 30-Aug. 6, 2016, at Point Park University.  The application deadline has been extended to June 30. For more information, click here.
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PBMF statement on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about Wendy Bell’s lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (June 20, 2016) — WTAE terminated Wendy Bell’s employment prior to its meeting with the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, not afterward, as was incorrectly reported online in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today.  PBMF never called for or suggested the termination of Bell, as noted in its statement publicly issued March 30.
PBMF has asked the Post-Gazette for a correction.
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PBMF congratulates winners of the 2016 Vann Media Awards!

PBMF congratulates the winners of 2016 Robert L. Vann Media Awards!  We had a great evening at the sold-out event at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center on May 19.  To see the list of Vann winners, click here.
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PBMF and WTAE Meet About Anchor Wendy Bell’s Comments, Plan to Partner on Diversity

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and WTAE-TV have agreed to an ongoing collaboration related to improving news coverage of communities of color in the Pittsburgh region.  PBMF board members and WTAE management met Wednesday to discuss the station’s response to anchor Wendy Bell’s recent racially offensive post on her station-affiliated Facebook account, and to discuss other issues related to diversity.  Read PBMF’s full statement here.
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