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‘Falling Man’ photographer remembers 9/11 attacks

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Falling Man’ photographer remembers 9/11 attacks

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Richard Drew spoke to a room of about 90 people Thursday night about his iconic photographs of the “Falling Man” taken during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. “The ‘Falling Man’ photograph represents, for me anyway, an unknown solider of the lives lost that […]

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Students, faculty attend CMI grand opening

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students, faculty attend CMI grand opening

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: Point Park University held their official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. A number of students, members of the media and alumni listened to representatives speak about the new center from the School of Communication, as well as the President of Point Park University Paul Hennigan. “It was just about […]

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ESPN and AT&T representatives discuss commercial sponsorship to students

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
ESPN and AT&T representatives discuss commercial sponsorship to students

By Laura Byko, Point Park News Service: Much of the events surrounding the opening of Point Park’s Center for Media Innovation centered on journalism and the media, but Point Park’s more business-minded students were also well-served during the afternoon panel hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing. “The Speed of Live: Why […]

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CMI reception presents new building to alumni

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Point Park unveils new Center for Media Innovation

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils new Center for Media Innovation

By Andrew W. Henderson, Point Park News Service: If anyone can be optimistic about the future of the journalism and media industries, it is the students at Point Park University. On Tuesday, the University held its grand opening of the new Center for Media Innovation. The center boasts an impressive array of media facilities for […]

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Professionals at top media companies preach innovation

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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CMI opening concludes with discussion by “Serial” co-creator Sarah Koenig

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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