Writing Program

Jess Boddy, in a Pitt t-shirt, holds two turtles. A pond is in the background.
Wombat poop is cube shaped. An octopus has nine brains. Weird but true facts like these are all in a day’s work for Jess Boddy (A&S ’16), an editor and podcast producer at Popular Science who got her start at Pitt.
Margaret Balich points at the camera with both hands
How two first-year students got their start at WPTS radio.
Justin Carter in a black suit and blue tie with blurred photos in the background
When Justin Carter (A&S ’12) started his journey to become a TV journalist, he promised his parents his first Emmy. It now sits on their mantle.
Rebecca Skloot in graduation gown on the PNC Park Screen
Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot, disability rights leader Judy Heumann and nurse educator Susan Hassmiller are among the newest awardees of honorary Pitt degrees.
Brian Broome in a black sweater and pink shirt and a messenger bag leaning against a railing
In addition to learning the foundations of journalism, students in Brian Broome’s nonfiction course recently tried their hand at the art of the op-ed for the Pittsburgh Current.
A person in a black and white photo with a patterned dress shirt
As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
Yona Harvey