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Editorial: We support the Post-Gazette’s byline strike

Journalists of the Post-Gazette are participating in a byline strike to protest what they described as “a tense, toxic environment, bereft of joy and respect.”

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 21, 2019

For a while now, there has been an uneasy, seemingly hostile relationship between journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the newspaper’s higher-ups.

Editorial: Post-Gazette cartoons don’t speak for Pittsburgh

Three cartoons published by Post-Gazette cartoonist Steve Kelley in the last week have been criticized for perpetuating stereotypes against women.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 23, 2019

A string of editorial cartoons published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this past week may have left you scratching your head — and you’re in good company. Three cartoons drawn by Post-Gazette cartoonist Steve Kelley in the span of one week show a blatant disrespect for women and put into ques...

Whitaker talks sports, jazz in Pittsburgh

David M. Shribman (left), executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Mark Whitaker, American journalist and former executive vice president and managing editor for CNN Worldwide, discuss the rich history of African-Americans in southwestern Pennsylvania, as presented in Whitaker’s book “Smoketown.” (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Alexa Marzina | For The Pitt News

February 6, 2018

Mark Whitaker is a Philadelphian infatuated with Pittsburgh. He is also an esteemed journalist who worked for Newsweek Magazine for three decades and became the first African-American to lead a national newsweekly. But that infatuation with the Steel City is what led him to investigate his father’s Pitt...

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

Football players Ford and Sear charged with disorderly conduct

Tyler Sear and Paris Ford face charges of disorderly conduct after an Oct. 17 incident. (Photo by John Hamilton)

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor

October 26, 2017

Paris Ford and Tyler Sear — first-year students on the Pitt football team — were charged with disorderly conduct after a fight in Sutherland Hall, according to Pitt police. The fight, first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, occurred Oct. 17 at around 10 p.m. According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette, the two players "engaged in fighting behavior” with each ot...

Amid trash talk, some promote unity

Members of the Pitt football team celebrate with the Panther Pitt after last year's win over Penn State. (TPN File Photo)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2017

Usually college football rivalries bring out the absolute worst in fans. Although this week’s Pitt-Penn State game has generated its fair share of tasteless trash talk, some people are trying to use the contest for some good. If you spend any time on social media and you have any friends or followers claimin...

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