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Point Park in Spain

Our former apprentice Sara Payne is in Spain and Portugal this month with Point Park University’s International Media course. She and other journalism students are blogging about their experiences. Here are some snippets from their travels… Sara Payne “There are so many nuances that a foreign visitor to the bullfighting ring might miss. The crowd is constantly judging the bull and... Read More

Symphony program puts students in charge

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Katie Morrow received the opportunity of a lifetime as a high school sophomore: playing on stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in Downtown, Pittsburgh. “It was a very surreal moment,” said Morrow now a senior cello player at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. “Just being on the stage with a world-class symphony... Read More

The Five List: History Center’s top artifacts

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Amid the adventures in the Strip District is the Senator John Heinz History Center, a 275,000-square-foot museum housing 250 years of the Pittsburgh region’s history. Anne Madarasz, museum division director and curator by training, has more than  22 years of experience at the History Center, making her the perfect person to walk us through the top... Read More

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 as a panel of leading... Read More

#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 last thing I will ever... Read More

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 story also received an honorable... Read More

Pittsburgh soccer fans travel to cheer foreign teams

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Dave Trainer and other Premier League soccer fans turned a New York City block into an Arsenal Football Club street party. Choosing to stay at the same hotel as his beloved Arsenal FC in New York gave Evan Bieganski the chance to meet his heroes. In Chicago between Tottenham Hotspur and Chicago... Read More

Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Sewickley’s Big Bang Comics and Collectibles enjoys the new normal: Like other area comic shops, it buzzes with people discussing the next big comic movie or TV show. Hollywood’s zealous creation of comic book-based television series and movies has given boosts to local comic shops with new and different customers. “It’s the best free advertising,” said Dane... Read More