About the Frank Bolden Journalism Workshop

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s (PBMF) Frank Bolden Journalism Workshop is a highly competitive training program for minority high school students. Nationally, because less than 11 percent of professional journalists are black and many good students show a reluctance to enter the field, a strong need exists for such a workshop.

Members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, who work for the New Pittsburgh Courier, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE, WPXI, WQED, KDKA, KQV, WAMO, WPGH and others, have decided to devote their time to the workshop as instructors. Point Park University, Downtown, is the site of the seven-day residential program, and many businesses and community organizations donate time, money and effort to ensure the success of the workshop.

The program, free to the student, is designed to encourage high school youths to enter the profession of journalism. Students will meet with instructors, all of whom are employed in the media, for a week of rigorous training in meeting deadlines. Areas of focus include: print, broadcast, web, radio and photography.

For more information, please contact us at workshop@pbmfonline.org

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