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

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Thursday, April 23: French authorities seek more info on thwarted terrorist attack; USG announces top officers for 2015-16 school year.         Tuesday, April 21: Former president of Egypt sentenced; 6 Baltimore police officers suspended after man’s death; city’s bike-share program won’t […]

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Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

| March 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Twitter lit up Tuesday in Pittsburgh with a trending topic about #Burgh @ Point Park, a social media strategy workshop at Point Park University. The sold-out event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well […]

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#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

| March 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sree Sreenivasan spends up to six minutes composing every tweet he sends. “It shocks people when I tell them how much thought I put into each post,” said Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. “I write every post like it’s the […]

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PPNS wins 4 Student Keystone Press Awards

PPNS wins 4 Student Keystone Press Awards

By Point Park News Service: The 2015 Student Keystone Press Awards have recognized three Point Park News Service reporters with several of its statewide journalism honors for student reporters. Graduate Alex Stumpf received a first-place award in the sports story category for “Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash,” about fans who to collect multiple baseballs at a game. Stumpf’s […]

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Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

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Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: Supporters rallied for the re-opening of Conflict Kitchen on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in the wake of the restaurant’s closing late last week after receiving threats over its Palestinian menu and food wrappers that feature stories from people in Palestine. On Tuesday, Conflict Kitchen announced it would re-open […]

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Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

| November 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The 95th annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 8, honored veterans from around the region.  

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Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

By Julia Kramer, Point Park News Service: Tyler Palko was a leader from the moment he picked up a football while watching his father coach at West Allegheny High School. His prowess only grew during a career at the University of Pittsburgh where he was arguably one of the best quarterbacks not named Dan Marino. […]

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Election Day in Pittsburgh area

| November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Election Day in Pittsburgh area

By Point Park News Service: Point Park University student photographers spread out across the Pittsburgh area to document Election Day 2014.  

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Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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