Chatham University

Communications Faculty and Staff

Tony Norman Mr.

tnorman@chatham.edu / tnorman@post-gazette.com
Adjunct Faculty Member
Hometown : Pittsburgh
Joined Chatham : 2001

Personal Website : Visit Website | Visit Website

Biography

Tony Norman has been an adjunct journalism teacher at Chatham University since Fall 2001. He has taught an introduction to reporting class ever since. In more recent years, Norman has added intermediate and advanced journalism classes to his class schedule, along with faculty oversight of the student newspaper "The Communique." Norman began his journalism career at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1988 as a clerk. He was promoted to the Pop Music / Pop Culture beat a year later. In 1996, Norman became a general interest columnist for the PG. In 1999, Norman joined the PG's editorial board. In 2005-2006, Norman took a year from his duties at the Post-Gazette and Chatham University to enjoy a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Since 1991, Norman has won more than two dozen local, state and national journalism awards including first place in the National Association of Newspaper Columnists and multiple first place Golden Quills, Keystone Awards, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and the Matrix Award from the Association of Women in Communication. He is also the recipient of awards from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Clarion Award. Norman first got a taste for journalism at the Calvin College newspaper "The Chimes" where he distinguished himself as a cartoonist and culture reporter who generated a lot of hate mail. It wasn't a bad gig for a political science major after all.