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Letter from the Editor: The Pitt News is still publishing daily, but only online

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

March 15, 2020

Dear readers,  Prior to spring break, we at The Pitt News, along with the rest of the Pitt community, expected to return to campus in mid-March and resume business as usual.  But since Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, Pitt announced it...

Opinion | Student Press Freedom Day: a glimpse into student journalism

Senior Staff Columnist Julia Kreutzer writes for the opinions desk.

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

January 29, 2020

In honor of Student Press Freedom Day — a national holiday dedicated to celebrating student journalists and emphasizing the need to promote their independence and rights without censorship — I wanted to explain what it is we do here.

Pressing the student press: Inside the TPN newsroom

The Pitt News has been active since 1910.

By Nathan Fitchett, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, we’ve decided to report on something that we don’t often cover — ourselves.

Bras, Druids, 7-Eleven: Our most-read stories of the decade

The Pitt News was founded in 1910 and has been publishing daily since the 1970s.

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

December 9, 2019

Here are some of the stories that our readers found most intriguing and thought-provoking — or at least clickable — over the past decade. 

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 has cut print back from five days a week for the first time since 1997. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 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

The Pitt News seniors at year end banquet Friday.

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

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

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...

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