Trib Total Media creates scholarship to honor late editor |

Trib Total Media creates scholarship to honor late editor

Jacob Tierney
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
James Borden

Trib Total Media has created a scholarship to honor the late Jim Borden, who served as managing editor of the Tribune-Review.

The company will give up to $30,000 — paid in $7,500 annual installments — to one student every year, along with a guaranteed yearly internship with Trib Total Media and an offer of full-time employment upon graduation.

Students who live in Southwestern Pennsylvania and study journalism, English writing or communication are eligible to apply.

“Nothing made Jim happier than mentoring young reporters,” said Susan K. McFarland, Tribune-Review executive editor. “Through this scholarship, we hope to inspire the next generation of journalists to pursue their work with the same unfailing passion and integrity that Jim displayed each day.”

Borden joined the Trib in 2011 and worked at the paper until his death from complications from cancer in 2018.

He previously worked at newspapers in Washington state, Idaho, Colorado and Michigan.

“Always focused and professional, Jim had a way of inspiring everyone around him to do their very best work,” Trib Total Media President & CEO Jennifer Bertetto said. “I cannot think of a better way to carry on his legacy than through this scholarship.”

Full details about the scholarship and the application process are available online at scholarship.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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