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PBMF congratulates winners of the 2016 Vann Media Awards!

Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 2:09 am

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.

PBMF and WTAE Meet About Anchor Wendy Bell’s Comments, Plan to Partner on Diversity

Posted by on March 30, 2016 at 9:28 am

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 more »

Pittsburgh media group invites dialogue after WTAE anchor’s racially offensive Facebook post

Posted by on March 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

The recent reckless statements WTAE veteran anchor and reporter Wendy Bell made, on her station-affiliated Facebook account, about African-American males deserved her eventual apology.  The irresponsible statements demonstrate a persistent problem with how African-Americans are negatively stereotyped by too many journalists and news organizations.  Read the full statement here.

Apply for PBMF Scholarship by Dec. 28

Posted by on December 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is pleased to announce a  scholarship award for current college students. The essay-based competition is open to any graduate of PBMF’s Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop who is studying journalism, communications or another media-related field in college. Entry requirements: Write an essay describing the role that black media can, or more »