Education is not a waste for the modern woman

January 22, 2019 Recently, I watched a video from ABC News’ 1961 archive – an episode of Woman’s World titled “Is education a waste of time for married women?” The segment featured two educated women debating whether women should educate themselves. The school teacher believed, quite ironically, that highly educated women were frustrated and unhappy…

NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks at Playhouse

CMI kicks off media speakers series January 23, 2019 On Tuesday, Jan. 16, David Folkenflick, a media correspondent for NPR news and a host for NPR’s “On Point,” spoke in the PNC Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, presented by the Center for Media Innovation (CMI), Pittsburgh Playhouse and 90.5 WESA, is the first…

Letter from the Editor: A nostalgic reflection

The Globe has instilled trust and responsibility in staff January 8, 2019 Walking into The Globe office this past Monday brought a whirlwind of nostalgia for me that I can only describe as a confusing stasis of relief and tension. I had watched three editors before me make their mark. Now it’s my turn. I…

Reversing Life Convictions 18-21

December 2018 Avis Lee was 18 years old when she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for standing in as lookout on an armed robbery that went wrong. Charmaine Pfender was 18 years old when she claims she acted in self-defense against a man who attempted to rape her at…

An everlasting debate over gifting pets

December 2018 Alyssa Fine and her sister stopped at a gas station in Ohio to meet a breeder and pick up a border collie puppy as a gift for their parents several years ago. The sisters knew their parents’ aging collie, Oreo, would benefit from having the puppy around, but they also knew the parents…

“Old Man and the Sea” tests Playhouse as innovative space

Directors conducted coast-to-coast search to cast actor for lead role December 4, 2018 The Pittsburgh Playhouse will be the location of the worldwide stage adaptation premiere of Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, “The Old Man and the Sea” this February. The show, adapted for the stage by A.E. Hotchner, one of the late Hemingway’s closest…

Children’s Fund ballot question could raise $18M yearly

November 2, 2018 When voters enter the ballot box in Allegheny County on Tuesday, they’ll notice a ballot referendum listed as the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter Amendment for the establishment of an Allegheny County Children’s Fund. The fund has three simple goals for the betterment of children in the county: early learning programs, after-school programs and…

Small Town Highlight – Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Blairsville embarks on redevelopment while embracing its natural strengths November 3, 2018 Daniel Kelley left his hometown of Blairsville 35 years ago, but felt right at home when he moved back in his retirement in 2015. “It was like putting on an old coat,” said Mr. Kelley, 66, who worked at Penn State Hershey Medical Center….

Free speech activist visits CMI

October 30, 2018 Tinker tells students to speak out Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker visited the Center for Media Innovation Oct. 23 to share her story with students regarding her role in the historic 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case. Tinker fought for the freedom to wear a black…

City mourns, remembers mass shooting victims

October 30, 2018 A vigil was held Saturday evening, just hours following the shooting. A crowd of hundreds gathered at the intersection of Murray and Forbes, where police blocked the streets and rerouted traffic so the community could mourn together. Families and friends gathered together to sing traditional Jewish songs, burn candles and participate in a…