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Pulitzer winners discuss race and diversity

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: When Keith Alexander and Wesley Lowery took on the challenge of covering fatal police shootings in 2015, they never imagined the magnitude of work that was before them, let alone that their team’s work would be honored with a Pulitzer Prize. For them, it was a story that needed to be told and... Read More

What to do with 252 images of John Riegert?

By Edward Trizzino, Point Park News Service: The recent closing of a local art exhibit has 252 pieces of art in need of a permanent home. The SPACE gallery located in Downtown Pittsburgh recently closed its summer-long “John Riegert” exhibit, which contained submitted portraits of Riegert by hundreds of local artists. Of the 252 portraits, Riegert personally kept almost 50... Read More

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 is echoed for the students... Read More

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 Incline was a member of... Read More

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 show was about to air... Read More

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

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 Hall Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon.... 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

9/11 photographer to reflect on iconic images and evolution of media

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Richard Drew has always taken advantage of every opportunity that has quite literally happened right in front of his lens. His photography career began when an accident happened on the street he was driving on while on his way to school in Los Angeles. “I came around the corner and... Read More