About PPNS

Welcome to Point Park University’s News Service program.

When students in the School of Communication produce professional-quality work, this news service website makes that content available to media outlets for free publication. All we ask is that they give the students credit, and let us know where the content appears. Stringer fees from professional outlets are welcome but not required.

The Point Park News Service operates out of the university’s downtown Pittsburgh campus. Our students cover a wide range of topics, across a variety of journalistic media.

Students have the opportunity to compete with professional outlets and work with Point Park professors to hone high-level reporting and production skills. The program provides an outlet for those students driven to do quality work by offering a way to have their work published. For students striving toward communication careers, the news service generates portfolio evidence of their abilities. Student reporters also build personal contacts throughout the media industry.

News outlets, meanwhile, benefit from accessing high-quality, edited content from the fresh perspective of young reporters. Point Park journalism students already are developing creative story ideas and reporting them with vibrancy. The news service allows publishers to access that content – and it introduces them to the best of Pittsburgh’s next generation of communication professionals.