PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop

PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation offers a highly competitive training program for minority high school students.
The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation offers a highly competitive training program for minority high school students.

The Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop was created to introduce teens to journalism and inspire talented participants to consider careers in the field. The workshop aims to help lead to increased diversity in newsrooms, where African-Americans are underrepresented. Workshop students gain hands-on experience in online news, media blogging and social media management, TV broadcasting, podcasting and visual arts (photography, videography and web production). Members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, who are reporters, editors, website managers, photographers and videographers for local media outlets, donate their time to the workshop as instructors. PBMF member Chris Moore founded the training program in 1983 as the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop. In 2017, the word "journalism" in the name was changed to "multimedia" to reflect the workshop's increased digital focus.

Photos from PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's post
06/25/2019

Photos from PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's post

Some behind the scenes photos of the workshop including thinking care of their bodies and as they work their minds.
06/25/2019

Some behind the scenes photos of the workshop including thinking care of their bodies and as they work their minds.

PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's cover photo
06/25/2019

PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's cover photo

The 36th Annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop concluded Saturday with a graduation of 8 students who completed ...
06/25/2019

The 36th Annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop concluded Saturday with a graduation of 8 students who completed one of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's signature programs.

The workshop was created in 1983 to introduce young people to journalism and inspire talented participants to consider careers in the field.

Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos of the 2019 workshop.

PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's cover photo
06/19/2019

PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop's cover photo

The 2019 Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia workshop is underway at Duquesne University. #PBMF
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The 2019 Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia workshop is underway at Duquesne University. #PBMF

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** Calling high school students from Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas who are interested in multimedia! **The ...
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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

** Calling high school students from Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas who are interested in multimedia! **

The deadline has been extended to May 14 for the Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop! There are seats available for this FREE week-Long program.

Www.PBMF.org/workshop

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 14 ***
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 14 ***
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 14 ***

If you know high school students interested in a FREE week-long multimedia program this summer, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF is hosting our annual PBMF's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop at Duquesne University.

Please share with high school students and parents who may be interested.

For information, visit: PBMF.org/workshop.

05/07/2019

The deadline has been extended to May 14 to apply for the workshop. Please share!

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PBMF has opened registration our 2019 workshop for high school students. Please click to learn more and/or to apply.
02/19/2019
Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop – Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

PBMF has opened registration our 2019 workshop for high school students. Please click to learn more and/or to apply.

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is seeking teen applicants to participate in a FREE, highly competitive journalism training program. The Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop was created in 1983 to introduce young people to journalism and inspire talented participants to consider careers in t...

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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF
09/26/2017

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

FREE REGISTRATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH

The Society of Environmental Journalists' 27th annual conference will be in Pittsburgh from Oct. 4-8.

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is a co-sponsor of the conference, so its members and associates have been offered complimentary admission to a Farm Bill Workshop, the entire conference and/or a dinner, reception and plenary lineup.

The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown.

It will be followed by a dinner with heavy hors d'oeuvres/food stations, followed by a plenary session, "Tipping the Scales of Environmental Justice," moderated by Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist and PBMF member. Information about that plenary session is at http://www.sej.org/sej-annual-conferences/AC2017-agenda-wednesday.

The Farm Bill Workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Wyndham Grand, Downtown. The Farm Bill Workshop agenda is at http://www.sej.org/farm-bill-workshop-sej2017-pittsburgh.

Anyone who registers for the Farm Bill Workshop can receive a complimentary registration for the entire five-day conference, which includes many meals and sessions, tours and other programs, including a full track on environmental justice issues.

The federal Farm Bill deeply affects urban communities. Steep funding cuts have been proposed for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as well as urban agriculture programs initiated under the Obama administration.

The full conference agenda is at http://www.sej.org/sej-annual-conferences/AC2017-agenda.

• To attend the Oct. 4 reception and dinner, which includes access to the plenary session moderated by Norman, RSVP at sej-pbmf.eventbrite.com.

• To register for the Farm Bill Workshop, and optional full conference, please contact SEJ Conference Director Jay Letto directly at [email protected] ASAP.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

THE SHOW IS TUESDAY!  HALF-PRICE TICKETS FOR PBMF MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X will present ...
09/18/2017

THE SHOW IS TUESDAY!

HALF-PRICE TICKETS FOR PBMF MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!

Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X will present a one-man show based on the social justice and racial themes raised in the "Scottsboro Boys the Musical" on Sept. 19.

The musical is based on the 1930s' true story of nine African-American men wrongfully convicted of rape.

Yusef Salaam, one of the five black and Latino teens convicted and later exonerated of the rape of a New York jogger in 1989 (the Central Park Five), will be a special guest.

Jasiri X's performance will be at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation members and friends can buy half-price tickets, $25, using the using the code "Jasiri." Call 412-392-8000 or visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

The show is part of the university's Talk Balk Series, which is sponsored by TribLive, Herbein + Company, Talk Radio 1320 WJAS, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and the McGinnis Endowment.

More information about the Talk Back Series is here: http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/current…/talk-back-series.

HALF-PRICE TICKETS TO JASIRI X ONE-MAN SHOW FOR PBMF MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X will present a one-man show based on the social justice and racial themes raised in the "Scottsboro Boys the Musical" on Sept. 19.

The musical is based on the 1930s' true story of nine African-American men wrongfully convicted of rape.

Yusef Salaam, one of the five black and Latino teens convicted and later exonerated of the rape of a New York jogger in 1989 (the Central Park Five), will be a special guest.

Jasiri X's performance will be at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

PBMF members and friends can buy half-price tickets, $25, using the using the code "Jasiri." Call 412-392-8000 or visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

The show is part of the university's Talk Balk Series, which is sponsored by TribLive, Herbein + Company, Talk Radio 1320 WJAS, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and the McGinnis Endowment.

More information about the Talk Back Series is here: http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/current-season/talk-back-series.

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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF
09/11/2017

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

IT'S THIS SATURDAY!

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Soul Cafe, a music and arts showcase that features some of Pittsburgh's best talent, is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip District.

Get discounted tickets — $15 each for PBMF members and $20 each for nonmembers — at www.pbmf.org through Friday. All tickets will be full price, $25 each, Saturday.

The Soul Café has it all:
* musical, dance and spoken-word performances by some of the region’s most talented artists
* silent auction
* hors d’oeuvres
* after-glow mixer

At the Soul Cafe, PBMF also will be celebrating being named the 2017 professional chapter of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

The Soul Cafe is PBMF's scholarship fundraiser.

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF
09/11/2017

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

HALF-PRICE TICKETS TO JASIRI X ONE-MAN SHOW FOR PBMF MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X will present a one-man show based on the social justice and racial themes raised in the "Scottsboro Boys the Musical" on Sept. 19.

The musical is based on the 1930s' true story of nine African-American men wrongfully convicted of rape.

Yusef Salaam, one of the five black and Latino teens convicted and later exonerated of the rape of a New York jogger in 1989 (the Central Park Five), will be a special guest.

Jasiri X's performance will be at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

PBMF members and friends can buy half-price tickets, $25, using the using the code "Jasiri." Call 412-392-8000 or visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

The show is part of the university's Talk Balk Series, which is sponsored by TribLive, Herbein + Company, Talk Radio 1320 WJAS, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and the McGinnis Endowment.

More information about the Talk Back Series is here: http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/current-season/talk-back-series.

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF
07/17/2017

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop is a free journalism training program for high school students and new graduates.

Held on four consecutive Saturdays, starting July 15 this year, the program brings in local media professionals to guide teens in producing projects in online news writing, photography, TV news broadcasting, podcasting and web production.

The goal is to inspire the teens to pursue careers in media.

We're excited about the 2017 class!

Professor Letrell Crittenden leads a Skype session from Philadelphia on the importance of accuracy and ethics in journal...
07/15/2017

Professor Letrell Crittenden leads a Skype session from Philadelphia on the importance of accuracy and ethics in journalism during the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop. The workshop is a training program for high school students at Point Park University.

Instructors are ready at the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for ...
07/15/2017

Instructors are ready at the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens!

Our 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens is kicking off now at Point Park University.  We're exc...
07/15/2017

Our 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens is kicking off now at Point Park University. We're excited!

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THE DEADLINE IS CLOSE!Apply for the 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens by May 21.The FREE work...
05/14/2017

THE DEADLINE IS CLOSE!

Apply for the 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens by May 21.

The FREE workshop gives teens hands-on experience in online news, media blogging and social media management, TV broadcasting, podcasting and visual arts (photography, videography and web production). The workshop is held at Point Park University.

PBMF has made a lot of changes to this year's workshop. Not only has the name been changed to reflect its increased digital focus, but the program also will run on only four consecutive Saturdays this year: July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5.

Applicants must be students who will be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2017-18 school year, or 2017 graduates. Students of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Apply at www.pbmf.org.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply for the 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens by May 21.The FREE worksho...
05/08/2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Apply for the 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens by May 21.

The FREE workshop gives teens hands-on experience in online news, media blogging and social media management, TV broadcasting, podcasting and visual arts (photography, videography and web production). The workshop is held at Point Park University.

PBMF has made a lot of changes to this year's workshop. Not only has the name been changed to reflect its increased digital focus, but the program also will run on only four consecutive Saturdays this year: July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5.

Applicants must be students who will be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2017-18 school year, or 2017 graduates. Students of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Apply at www.pbmf.org.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!Ticket sales end today for PBMF's 29th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner.The dinner is set...
04/25/2017

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Ticket sales end today for PBMF's 29th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner.

The dinner is set for 6 p.m. May 2 at the University of Pittsburgh.

It's going to be a great evening, during which we'll honor excellence in journalism coverage of black communities, individuals and issues.

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution will entertain!

KDKA journalist Lisa Washington and former veteran KDKA journalist Harold Hayes will co-host.

Get your tickets at www.pbmf.org NOW!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Ticket sales end today for PBMF's 29th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner.

The dinner is set for 6 p.m. May 2 at the University of Pittsburgh.

It's going to be a great evening, during which we'll honor excellence in journalism coverage of black communities, individuals and issues.

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution will entertain!

KDKA journalist Lisa Washington and former veteran KDKA journalist Harold Hayes will co-host.

Get your tickets at www.pbmf.org NOW!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! PBMF's Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner is May 2!Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution will entertai...
04/18/2017

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! PBMF's Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner is May 2!

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution will entertain! KDKA journalist Lisa Washington and former veteran KDKA journalist Harold Hayes will co-host.

It's going to be a great night!

Buy tickets at www.pbmf.org until April 25.

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!

PBMF's Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner is May 2!

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution will entertain! KDKA journalist Lisa Washington and former veteran KDKA journalist Harold Hayes will co-host.

It's going to be a great night!

Buy tickets at www.pbmf.org until April 25.

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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - PBMF

APPLY BY APRIL 21!

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is excited to prepare for its 34th annual Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop for teens.

High school students seeking to get hands-on experience in TV news broadcasting, online news, podcasting, blogging, social media management, photography and videography are invited to apply.

We've made some big changes this year.

For starters, the workshop will not be a weeklong, residential program. Instead, it will be a day program operating on four consecutive Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5, at Point Park University, Downtown.

In addition, students in the workshop’s broadcasting section will participate in a newscast taping at KDKA, Downtown, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3.

Also, the workshop will have more of a digital focus, which is why the name was changed.

High school students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2017-18 school year, and seniors graduating in 2017, are invited to apply to participate.

Apply at www.pbmf.org by April 21.

Here is a video of last year's student newscast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-w4lnV1Ahg.

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