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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Monday, Sept. 19: Aman Rahami was taken into custody in connection to explosions in NYC and NJ; FBI revealed the identity of the man who stabbed nine in a Minnesota Mall; Liberty Bridge closed indefinitely.

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Students, faculty attend CMI grand opening

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students, faculty attend CMI grand opening

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: Point Park University held their official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. A number of students, members of the media and alumni listened to representatives speak about the new center from the School of Communication, as well as the President of Point Park University Paul Hennigan. “It was just about […]

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ESPN and AT&T representatives discuss commercial sponsorship to students

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
ESPN and AT&T representatives discuss commercial sponsorship to students

By Laura Byko, Point Park News Service: Much of the events surrounding the opening of Point Park’s Center for Media Innovation centered on journalism and the media, but Point Park’s more business-minded students were also well-served during the afternoon panel hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing. “The Speed of Live: Why […]

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CMI reception presents new building to alumni

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
CMI reception presents new building to alumni

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: Andy Conte instructs his students, above all else, that the most important thing a journalist should be able to do is tell a story. He believes that if students learn the basics of storytelling, they will truly understand what it means to write good journalism. This same advice […]

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Point Park unveils new Center for Media Innovation

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils new Center for Media Innovation

By Andrew W. Henderson, Point Park News Service: If anyone can be optimistic about the future of the journalism and media industries, it is the students at Point Park University. On Tuesday, the University held its grand opening of the new Center for Media Innovation. The center boasts an impressive array of media facilities for […]

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Professionals at top media companies preach innovation

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Professionals at top media companies preach innovation

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: The #MediaPioneers afternoon panel held in the Lawrence Hall ballroom showed Point Park University students multiple avenues in which the media landscape in Pittsburgh is growing and evolving. The panel was filled with media professionals across Pittsburgh. Lexi Beculfine, editor of Pittsburgh’s newest media curation site called The […]

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WESA dives deeper into local stories with ‘The Confluence’

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
WESA dives deeper into local stories with ‘The Confluence’

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: A feeling of nervous anticipation filled the building as Marcus Charleston and Kevin Gavin traveled from room to room to make sure their final preparations were in place. As guests arrived and the clock slowly ticked towards noon, both men knew the pilot episode of their new radio […]

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CMI opening concludes with discussion by “Serial” co-creator Sarah Koenig

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
CMI opening concludes with discussion by “Serial” co-creator Sarah Koenig

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service: Two years ago, confided in her basement in State College, the idea of a true crime podcast called “Serial” was no more than just an idea for co-creator and host Sarah Koenig. But, Tuesday night at Point Park University, Koenig spoke about that internet podcast, which has over […]

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Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

By Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service: In celebration with the opening of the Center for Media Innovation, the Pittsburgh Center for Sports and Media Marketing hosted “The Speed of Live: Why Sports Matter Most to Fans & Brands” featuring two speakers from ESPN and AT&T in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Lawrence […]

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Professional media panel discuss embracing change at Center for Media Innovation opening event

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Professional media panel discuss embracing change at Center for Media Innovation opening event

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service: To a room filled with journalism students, professors and fellow professionals, the #MediaPioneers Legacy Panel tackled media relevancy in an on-demand society, embracing change and offering solutions to move forward in a field many have labeled deceased. “Hard news, good writing, getting both sides of the issue is […]

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