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Social media gives — and takes away

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Social media gives — and takes away

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Brandi Smith of Smith Brothers Agency, an advertising company on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, addressed a nearly full Lawrence Hall Ballroom Monday, April 11 about her social media encounter with Lena Dunham. Smith, the agency’s digital and social strategist, explained how they composed a Twitter response to the Girls creator […]

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Lifesize jukebox pops up in Market Square

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Lifesize jukebox pops up in Market Square

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: It looks like a silver bullet popped up in Market Square but it’s actually the spindle to a larger-than-life record player. It’s called Mix-n-Match, and it’s the latest installation by Market Square Public Art, an initiative produce by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Strands of light wrap around Market […]

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Event highlights role of environmental journalists

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Event highlights role of environmental journalists

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, investigative journalist with ACLU of Michigan, will not be eligible for a Pulitzer Prize, despite his work as one of the driving forces behind uncovering the water crisis in Flint, Mich. Guyette accepts that a Pulitzer will be out of his reach while working with the ACLU, an […]

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Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

By Morgan McCoy, Point Park News Service: Long before Denzel Washington took to August Wilson’s “Fences,” high school students have been breathing life into the famous Pittsburgh playwright’s legacy with the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. Pittsburgh’s competition, headed by the Bill Nunn Theater Outreach Project, will be celebrating its 8th year on March 14 […]

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ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, The Michigan Press Association’s “Journalist of the Year,” says that the Flint Michigan water crisis was the most important story of his 30-year journalism career. “It’s not the national attention that’s important to me,” Guyette, 59, an investigative reporter with the American Civil Liberties Union of […]

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‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: As Megs Yunn volunteered at a local after-school program, she learned something heartbreaking about an 11-year-old girl named Beverly: She never had celebrated her birthday. Distraught by the thought of a child never experiencing a birthday party or even having a slice of her own cake, Yunn wanted […]

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Q&A: Coordinator of Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s gives weekend details

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Coordinator of Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s gives weekend details

By Wyatt Cree, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Heinz Field. After the opening of the event, the two-mile walk will follow at 10 a.m. Coordinator Abby Smith said the Pittsburgh teams have already raised $280,000. The […]

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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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‘American Pain’ author speaks about drugs — and journalism

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘American Pain’ author speaks about drugs — and journalism

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: John Temple had one question on his mind that lead to the creation of his newest book “American Pain.” “Why am I hearing more and more about the abuse of prescription drugs, and why are they affecting people I know?” Temple, a journalism professor at West Virginia University, […]

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Mt. Oliver block watch discusses community and restoration

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mt. Oliver block watch discusses community and restoration

By James Kail, Point Park News Service: In efforts to improve the borough of Mt. Oliver, the local block watch met Thursday night at the Ormsby Avenue Café to pitch ideas for cleaning up the area. “We need to set a good example,” Suzanne N. Photos, one of the leaders of the watch said. “However […]

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