The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, which is an organization of journalists, communications specialists and students, supports black journalists, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry.
Founded in 1973, PBMF was developed to advocate for blacks in the media in two ways. It seeks fair representation of the African-American community in the news and an increased presence of minorities in newsrooms. PBMF also was designed to create a social network for black media professionals in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. In the early 1990s, PBMF became an affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists.
PBMF’s general-body meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Chatham University. PBMF meets in the Conover Room in the Mellon Center, which is on Woodland Road.
Parking is free. Parking spaces are available in front of the Mellon Center and across the street behind Laughlin Hall.