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Point Park University students and alumni are among the recipients of the 2020 Robert L. Vann Media Awards from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. The awards recognize outstanding journalism coverage of African American and African diaspora communities, individuals and issues. 

The Point Park students and alumni awarded by PBMF represented undergraduate majors from the School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts

2020 Student Winners

Nardos Haile, journalism major with a minor in political science
The Globe: Botham Jean’s Controversial Trial

Feature Photography
Jared Murphy, photojournalism major
The Globe: “City Celebrates Kindness Day

Spot News Photography
Jared Murphy
The GlobeProtests Erupt Across City After Rosfeld Trial” 

Spot News
Andrew Brinker, broadcast reporting major, and Jordyn Hronec, multimedia major
The Globe: Protests Erupt Across City After Rosfeld Trial” 

Feature News
Rosalie Anthony, dance (ballet) major with a minor in modern languages
The Globe: Conservatory of Performing Arts Presents ‘Good Grief’”

2020 Alumni Winners

Excellence in Written Journalism - Daily Newspaper/News Services
Spot/Breaking News
Andrew Goldstein '14, B.A. in journalism, and colleagues Paula Reed Ward and Shelly Bradbury
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Rosfeld Verdict Sparks Protests in East Liberty, Downtown” and "Antwon Rose's Mother: 'It Isn't What I Hoped For, But It's What I Expected"

Excellence in Video/Broadcast
News Feature
Zak Boyle '15, B.A. in cinema production, and colleagues Nathalie Berry, Amy Grove and Harold Hayes
WQED Multimedia: “Here Lies...

Zak Boyle and colleague Brian Cook 
WQED Multimedia: “USS Cunningham: The Biggest Fight of My Life

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