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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 story also received an honorable... Read More

Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline for the Pittsburgh Steelers, performs at every home game. The group performs before the game outside Heinz Field in the parking lots and during the game inside Heinz Field on the field and on the sidelines. If the Steelers win, the drumline performs a post-game jam outside... Read More

Team jerseys trend from superstition to high fashion

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: When Jeff DeSilvvy, 36, throws on a black-and-gold jersey, it’s more than just grabbing a sweater from the closet on game day. “I wear my gear year-round,” DeSilvvy said. “I’m a fan year-round, not just on game day or during the playoffs.” Sports fans in Pittsburgh, especially those faithful to the Steelers... Read More

Naked City: Residents talk about issues, events

Point Park University students in Dr. Robin Cecala’s journalism course in video production interviewed people on the streets of Pittsburgh about a variety of topics. PodCamp Pittsburgh, by Marina Weis   Thanksgiving Reflections, by Holly Tonini and Ligaya Scaff   Pirates’ winning season, by Brittany Lauffer   The Disappointing Steelers, by Alexandra Clemence and Tyler Jeski Read More