CMI 2020 Annual Report


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McKeesport Community Newsroom

Tube City Writers meet

award-winning author

McKeesport Community Newsroom

Experts share their insights

On Feb. 26, several members of

Tube City Writers attended Irish author

Colum McCann’s speaking engagement

as part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

series at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

in Oakland.

Everyone received a copy of his new novel

Apeirogon and following his lecture a few

members spoke with him about their involvement

with TCW.

McCann is a former journalist and the

co-founder of the international storytelling

initiative Narrative 4. He is also a winner of

the National Book Award.

Photo by Stephanie Flom

Jennifer McCalla, author Colum McCann, Maria Palmer and Martha Rial at McCann’s lecture.

Sports create moments full of

emotion, P-G journalists explain

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter

Gerry Dulac and photographer Steph

Chambers shared “Stories From The Field”

on Nov. 7 at the McKeesport Community

Newsroom. Chambers explained how she

captures emotional images, while Dulac

recalled memorable players and moments

from his career that began at the Daily

News in McKeesport.

Screenshot by Olivia Vaylo

‘Protect yourself’ by

learning copyright laws

Photo By Martha Rial

Commercial photographer Elliott Cramer leads a discussion on

copyright at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

McKeesport Community Newsroom

project manager Martha Rial recently

hosted virtual conversations with Mc-

Keesport native and retired KDKA reporter

Harold Hayes, as well as Pittsburgh Post

Gazette photographer Andrew Rush.

On Feb. 3, commercial photographer

Elliott Cramer gave an informative and entertaining

presentation to McKeesport Community

Newsroom participants and Penn State

Greater Allegheny students at the McKeesport

campus about why photographers, writers,

designers and musicians need to be knowledgeable

about federal copyright laws and procedures

in order to have a long and successful

career in the arts. Cramer closed his presentation

with four pieces of advice: Be amazing,

create great things, take chances and

protect yourself.

14 Photo by Stacey Federoff


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