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Author advises students to seek adventure

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Author advises students to seek adventure

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Steil has never shied away from an adventure. Whether it was moving to Yemen to become a newspaper editor, marrying a British ambassador or being kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen she has taken it all in stride. The actor, journalist and award-winning author spoke to Point Park University […]

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Future of drone policies up in the air

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Future of drone policies up in the air

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service:   When Pedro Rivera happened upon a fatal car crash in Hartford, Conn., he used his personal drone to take aerial footage of the scene. That led to the loss of his job. Drone technology made headlines in January when one crashed on the White House lawn. And […]

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The Ambassador’s Wife @ Point Park

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Ambassador’s Wife @ Point Park

Marie Claire ranks Jennifer Steil’s latest book, “The Ambassador’s Wife,” among the “buzziest” books of the summer 2015. It already has won the Best Novel award in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. And now Anne Hathaway has signed on to play the novel’s lead character in a television series. Steil visits Point Park University on Thursday, […]

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Point Park in Spain

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Baseball & broadcasting just go together

| May 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Baseball & broadcasting just go together

By Josh Croup, Point Park News Service: Like a young couple in love, broadcasting and baseball matured together, were criticized together and flourished together. Radio’s first voice was heard on Christmas Eve 1906. Reginald Fessenden set out to create the first radio broadcast and he did that and so much more. Fessenden opened up a […]

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Symphony program puts students in charge

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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The Five List: History Center’s top artifacts

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 […]

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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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