“Minorities and those from diverse backgrounds are traditionally underrepresented in the media,” President and CEO Jennifer Bertetto said. “Through this scholarship, we hope to encourage promising young journalists from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in our industry and help bring diversity to local media.”
The training program closely resembles the Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship, a program for young journalists that launched last year, with scholarship money, internships and guaranteed employment. The scholarship is named for a former Trib editor who died in 2018.
Applicants for both programs can apply online under the Career & Scholarship Opportunities tab.
KDKA radio hires Rick Dayton
After firing controversial talk show host Wendy Bell, KDKA Radio has tapped another former TV anchor to take over her time slot: Rick Dayton, who had been an anchor on KDKA-TV. The two broadcast stations have different corporate owners.
“After spending more than a decade back home in western Pennsylvania, I am honored to join KDKA Radio and build on its iconic legacy,” Dayton said in a statement. “To talk with KDKA’s loyal listeners each day and to discuss important issues is something I do not take lightly.”
The founding director of the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, Andrew Conte writes the On Media column at NEXTpittsburgh with support from The Heinz Endowments. You can find all of his columns here, and you may reach him at PittsburghPublicEditor@gmail.com.