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PBMF provides Award of Excellence to members of media

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The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation announced the winners of its 26th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards at a reception September 4 at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center in Oakland. With the Award of Excellence, the Vann program honors excellence in print, broadcast, photography and online journalism coverage of the African-American community of Western Pennsylvania. In 1988, PBMF launched its journalism awards competition. It is named for the late Robert L. Vann, legendary publisher of the Pittsburgh Courier, to honor his personal commitment to journalism and to creating a voice for the black community. Founded in 1973, PBMF is a nonprofit organization that advocates for diversity in newsrooms, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry. Tené Croom has more in this video.