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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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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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A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

By Jonathan Search, Point Park News Service: Don Moyer is a graphic designer who used Kickstarter to create a China plate featuring a city being attacked by flying monkeys. Maggie Lynn Negrete used Kickstarter to finance her own comic book about a pair of princesses and their adventures. “The nice thing about Kickstarter is you meet […]

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Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: The roads into Donora were built for traffic. The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and automobile traffic. But now, not many people have reason to come to this town 30 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, […]

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PPNS reporters win top statewide honors

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
PPNS reporters win top statewide honors

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association has recognized Point Park News Service reporters with three of its top statewide journalism awards for student reporters. Graduate student Emily Balser received a first-place award for a collection of stories. She wrote about a blogger who encourages women to go without makeup, how the bald eagle may no longer […]

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Funeral homes connect with public online

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Funeral homes connect with public online

  By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Cincinnati’s Walker Funeral Home created a Facebook page two years ago – and it now has 29,000 “likes.” Its posts typically deal with grief, topics for senior citizens, pre-planning funerals,  health issues  and anything else the owners feel might be interesting to their followers. The business has since […]

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Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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Budget cuts hit rural shelters hardest

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Budget cuts hit rural shelters hardest

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: Shelter services have been hard hit by economic times in rural western Pennsylvania. Denise Scotland’s organization, the Rural Advocacy Task Force at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, a part of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence with an annual budget of $26 million in 2012, disperses […]

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Rural setting increases danger for domestic violence

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rural setting increases danger for domestic violence

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: Alexis’ boyfriend traded her body as payment for his drug habit. He hit her, threw things at her, bit her and berated her. He threatened to kill himself in front of her. He said he needed her. He played on her insecurities and always came back with an apology. […]

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Old school still cool for some gamers

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Old school still cool for some gamers

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: Malik Cosby would love to have the new Sony PlayStation 4 game console, but he doesn’t see the point of rushing to get one when so many quality games and systems already exist at a much cheaper price. Cosby, 23, of the West End, has its predecessor, […]

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