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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 240 million combined downloads of... Read More

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 still the most important thing... Read More

Students, faculty attend celebratory lunch during Center for Media Innovation opening

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled its new state-of-the-art Center for Media Innovation on Tuesday morning. Sophomore broadcasting major Taylor Celich attended the grand opening lunch in Village Park and said she is looking ahead to the future. “The best part of today’s festivities is knowing this is just the beginning,” Celich said. “Knowing there... Read More

PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Few are aware of the man who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace diversity to build a historic team during a time of extreme racial tension. “The Color of Sundays,” a new book by Andrew Conte, a Tribune-Review investigative reporter and director of the Point Park News Service, explores how National Football League talent... Read More

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 the former Nathan’s Famous Hot... Read More