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The Pitt News wins 13 collegiate journalism awards

The Pitt News wins 13 collegiate journalism awards

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

October 11, 2019

Staff members at The Pitt News received thirteen awards in eleven different categories from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for print stories published between June 11, 2018 through June 10, 2019. The competition, Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2019 Gold Circle Awards, recognizes ...

Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

September 26, 2019

Old News is a new bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. This week, News Editor Emily Wolfe takes us back to 1990 when campus groups tried to push Pitt to break ties with the ROTC because of its discriminatory sexuality policies.

Editorial: Why TPN didn’t endorse candidates for midterm elections

Editorial: Why TPN didn’t endorse candidates for midterm elections

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 6, 2018

Here at The Pitt News, we don’t believe in endorsing electoral candidates — it’s wholly unnecessary and it tarnishes our image as an honest, objective newspaper.

The Pitt News cuts Friday print, launches digital day

The Pitt News cuts Friday print, launches digital day

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2018

After more than 20 years of printing five days a week, The Pitt News is cutting Friday print production. The decision, made by The Pitt News Advisory Board, was finalized in March. The group decision was made to free up editorial time to create more digital content and foster a sustainable digital business model.

TPN says ‘so long’ to senior editors

TPN says ‘so long’ to senior editors

By The Pitt News Staff

April 23, 2018

Amanda Reed, Online Engagement Editor I met Amanda the spring semester of my first year as a news writer. I’d already been around since September, but she wasn’t one of my editors until that January. I remember being a bit nervous having to work with an entirely new editor halfway through the year ...

TPN earns 17 awards at College Media Business and Advertising Managers

TPN earns 17 awards at College Media Business and Advertising Managers

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

April 6, 2018

College Media Business and Advertising Managers presented The Pitt News with 17 awards for excellence in business operations, marketing and promotions during the organization’s 46th annual Advertising Awards Competition Saturday. According to the CMBAM website, the awards ceremony recognizes excel...

Friday Fly: The Pitt News

Friday Fly: The Pitt News

By Maggie Koontz | Senior Columnist

February 22, 2018

“Friday Fly” is a recurring column dedicated to a fly on the wall’s perspective on campus spots and daily life here at Pitt. This is the fourth installment. The Pitt News is not a typical workplace. For most of the students who churn out the daily paper, there is no such thing as a short shi...

The Pitt News staff wins Student Keystone Press Awards

The Pitt News staff wins Student Keystone Press Awards

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

February 15, 2018

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association awarded The Pitt News eight prizes and three honorable mentions Wednesday for stories and visuals published in 2017. The PNA’s 2018 Keystone Press Awards recognized “high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers”...

Editorial: The Pitt News bids 7-Eleven farewell

Editorial: The Pitt News bids 7-Eleven farewell

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 28, 2017

Today is the last day Pitt students can get Slurpees, cheap coffee, pizza, cigarettes and condoms on campus, 24/7. Pitt will open a University-owned grocery store in 7-Eleven’s place, which has a few clear positives for some students. But closing 7-Eleven is a blow to every student who studies ...

Long nights, loud protests and the truth: A four-year career at The Pitt News

Long nights, loud protests and the truth: A four-year career at The Pitt News

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 24, 2017

I’ve always struggled to articulate why I work at The Pitt News. In the four years I’ve spent working here, my friends have consistently commented on how much time I spend at the office. When I miss out on a night of drinks or a day in Schenley, they are understanding. They know my passion, an...

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