Pitt Office of Communications Wins 2 Awards From Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

Issue Date: 
September 30, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of University Communications has won two Robert L. Vann Awards in an annual journalism competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.

Ervin Dyer, senior editor for Pitt Magazine, won first place in the Magazine Feature Writing category for “Still We Rise” (Spring 2012 issue).

Second place in the Print Newspaper/Magazine Series went to the 2012 Black History Month series that ran in the Pitt Chronicle. Stories were written by Senior News Representative Sharon S. Blake, B. Rose Huber, Audrey M. Marks, and Patricia Lomando White.   

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation announced the Vann award winners during a Sept. 20 evening celebration in Pitt’s University Club. The evening marked the 40th fix superscript anniversary of the federation’s founding as well as the 30th fix superscript anniversary of both the federation’s Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for teens and the annual Vann awards and dinner. The Vann awards celebrate outstanding achievements in journalism related to coverage of Western Pennsylvania’s African American community.