Pitt Chronicle, Pitt Magazine Articles Win Golden Quill Awards

Issue Date: 
July 26, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Affairs won two Golden Quill Awards and was a finalist for six other awards at the annual presentation on May 3 at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square. The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast, and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania.

In the category of Feature/Non-Daily Newspapers, the Pitt Chronicle’s 2009 Black History Month Series won a Golden Quill Award. The writers of the stories were Sharon S. Blake, Amanda Leff Ritchie, Anthony M. Moore, and Patricia Lomando White.

“I Know These People Now,” a Pitt Chronicle article by Morgan E. Kelly, was a finalist in the Feature/Non-Daily Newspapers category.

Pitt Magazine Senior Editor Ervin Dyer won a Golden Quill for his article “Invisible Harm.” Another Pitt Magazine piece by Dyer, “The History of the World … Really,” was a finalist in the Feature/Magazines Category.

In the Business/Magazines category, Pitt Magazine Senior Editor’s Cara Hayden was a finalist for the article “Grow It!”

In the Science/Technology, Non–Daily Newspapers category, Kelly was a finalist for his Pitt Chronicle piece, “Humans Related to Orangutans, Not Chimps, Says Study by Schwartz, Buffalo Museum of Science.”

In the Cultural/Magazines category, Pitt Magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindy Gill was a finalist for the article titled “Drawing Life.”

Photographer Harry Gigilio and Pitt Magazine Art Director Gary A. Cravener were finalists in the Photo Essay/or Story category for “Phenomenal Women,” a photo and profile feature piece on 12 prominent Pitt women, written by the editors of Pitt Magazine.