Writing Awards for Pitt Chronicle, Pitt Magazine

Issue Date: 
June 15, 2015

The Pitt Chronicle and Pitt Magazine won first place honors at both the 2015 Robert L. Vann Media Awards, hosted by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and the 2015 Golden Quill Awards, hosted by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. 

At the April 30 Pittsburgh Black Media Federation awards, Sharon S. Blake, a senior news representative, News Services, won in the Print/Spot News category for her story, “Terrance Hayes Is Named MacArthur Fellow.” Ervin Dyer, former senior editor of Pitt Magazine and now a writer with Pitt’s Office of the Chancellor, won Best Magazine Feature for “Many Minds/One Heart,” which appeared in the magazine’s Winter 2014 issue and profiled Kathy Humphrey, now Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff. The federation advocates for newsroom diversity, recognizes excellent media coverage of underrepresented communities, and trains young people from those communities to enter the media industry. 

During the May 21 Golden Quill Awards, writer Cristina Rouvalis won first place in the Education Feature/Magazines category for “Lessons From the Heart,” which appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Pitt Magazine. A story in the Winter 2014 issue of Pitt Magazine, “Well Aged,” by Steve Levin was a finalist in the Health/Science/Environment Feature, Magazines Category. Also named as finalists were the Pitt Chronicle’s “Africa’s Cultural Diversity Embodied in the Artifacts and Design of One Room,” by Anthony M. Moore, a news representative, News Services; and “Spider Personality Test: What Group Trait Leads to a Busy Life?” by Joe Miksch, senior news representative, News Services.