The Sally Kalson memorial scholarship

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From The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh

The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Local 38061 is offering two $2,500 scholarships in memory of our late vice president, columnist Sally Kalson, to undergraduates who plan careers in print journalism as reporters, copy editors, photographers, paginators or graphics designers. 

You must have completed at least four semesters and have at least one full semester to complete.

You must be from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington or Westmoreland counties or attend a college or university in those counties.

Hurry! Applications must be received by March 2, 2015

For more information download the scholarship application form (right-click “Save as”).

TNG Days of Caring – Part 2

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imagejpeg_0About 25 guild members and kin volunteered to plant trees Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 in Highland Park and in South Oakland, near Panther Hollow.

Members of The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, along with volunteers from other organizations, helped plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs over the two weekends, beautifying public areas and helping to rebuild forested areas that had been overtaken by invasive species. (Guild leadership chose a tree-planting project, from among other options, partly because the newspaper industry consumes so many trees.)

The outings were organized by Pittsburgh Cares and the Western Pennsylvania conservancy.

TNG Days of Caring

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On Saturday, some of our local members planted trees in South Oakland in a volunteer event to give back to the community. It was organized through Pittsburgh Cares. See photos from this past weekend’s tree-planting at the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Facebook page.

Saturday was the first of two days we’ve planned to plant trees. The other event will be held Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Highland Park. Interested guild members can register to volunteer at the Pittsburgh Cares website.