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2/7/2018 Alumni Profile: David Flora, Senior Producer/Editor, Detroit Pistons
"I believe I landed my current job because of my education and experiences in the field. I also made sure to have a clean and concise resume as well as a solid demo reel," said Flora.
1/11/2018 Point Park Students Interview for Internships and Jobs at 2017 Baseball Winter Meetings
"I had interviews with eight teams and received an offer from the Omaha Storm Chasers and Perfect Game USA. One of, if not, the most rewarding experiences was establishing connections at the meetings," said Allison Schubert.
1/3/2018 Alumna Promoted to Manager of Social Media at UPMC After Completing M.A. Program
"Changing careers was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Getting my master’s degree from Point Park was the catalyst that allowed me to make that change," said Shannon Shields.
12/6/2017 Students Gain First-hand Experience Working with AT&T SportsNet Production Crew
School of Communication students spent their Friday nights working behind the scenes with the AT&T SportsNet production crew for high school football broadcasts.
11/28/2017 2017 Alumnus is Managing Editor for The Northside Chronicle
"So many professors have aided me in my growth not just as a journalist, but as a writer, as a photographer, and as a videographer," said Neil Strebig.
10/10/2017 Photojournalism Major is a Mark of Excellence National Award Winner
"Becoming a part of The Globe allowed me to get involved the first day of college. The real-world experience I have gained from The Globe, I believe, led to me to be able to win the national award," Evans said.
10/9/2017 Professor Presents on Student Engagement, Accreditation Challenges
Tatyana Dumova presented at the Pennsylvania Communication Association conference.
9/22/2017 Center for Media Innovation: A Learning Hub for Students to Hone Skills for their Future
In its second year of operation, Point Park's Center for Media Innovation continues to provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities for students in a variety of majors.
9/19/2017 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Angela G. Ford, Development Manager, Heinz History Center
"I am responsible for ensuring the successful execution of fundraising programs and events, donor cultivation and pursuing funding opportunities for all institution-wide initiatives," she said.
9/12/2017 Broadcast Reporting Major Josh Croup Wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy
Senior Josh Croup won in the College/University Student Production-Talent category.
8/4/2017 Behind the Scenes at WQED Multimedia with Point Park Alumni Alisyn Blackwell and Zak Boyle
Blackwell and Boyle discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success at WQED.
8/1/2017 High School Students Visit Point Park for Interactive Multimedia Storytelling Workshop
Students gained hands-on experience in the Center for Media Innovation, and visited PPG Paints Arena, PNC Park and KDKA-TV.
7/17/2017 Broadcast Major Sara Mackulin is a Media Relations Intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates
"Having this internship on my resume is definitely an eye-opener to potential employers and a strong demonstration of my abilities," Mackulin said.
7/12/2017 International Media and Professions Class Studies in Belfast, Dublin, Galway and Reykjavik
Students and faculty visited the BBC, Dublin City University, Galway Bay FM, Book of Kells and much more during their trip.
6/21/2017 Francesca Fronzaglio Receives Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
"To be recognized for my hard work makes being a broadcast reporting student extremely worth it," she said.
6/20/2017 Broadcast Reporting Alumna Kelly Sasso is a News Anchor for WTAE-TV
"Get involved in extracurricular activities, complete as many internships as you can and watch closely to see what your peers are doing. Your experience at Point Park will be what you make it," Sasso said.
6/1/2017 Photojournalism Program Equips Alumnus with Skills to Excel in the Real World
I design brochures, fliers and marketing collateral. I am also the in-house photographer and videographer. I was a good fit for this role because I was a well-rounded candidate with photography, writing and design skills.
5/23/2017 Graduate Experience Prepares Alumna Jenny Snow to Present Thesis at National Conference
Snow presented her thesis, A Content Analysis on the Internet News Media and the Growth of Human Trafficking," at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.
5/11/2017 Communication Majors Attend National Broadcasting Conference in Las Vegas
Students got a first-hand look at the latest and advanced broadcasting equipment at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
5/11/2017 Students to Study in Iceland and Ireland
International Media Class studies abroad May 13-26.
5/9/2017 Point Park Journalism Students Nominated for Golden Quill Awards
Neil Strebig and Christopher Ward received nominations this year.
4/24/2017 Point Park University Professor Joins Fulbright Specialist Roster
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., joins the roster for a three-year tenure.
4/6/2017 Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing Welcomes Alumnus Miles Ritenour
Ritenour is the marketing communications manager at Anheuser-Busch in New York City.
4/3/2017 From Point Park to ABC News: Career Advice from Journalism Alumnus David Perozzi
"Keep cover letters short and resumes focused, dress conservatively for an interview, and Include your name and phone number in the subject line of an email," Perozzi said.
3/6/2017 Professor Serves as International Grant Review Expert on Research Integrity
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served as an international grant review expert for the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) on issues of quality and integrity in scientific research.
2/28/2017 2015 Alumna Caroline Collins is an Anchor and Reporter for WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio
"At Point Park, you will learn from professors who have worked in the field, gain hands-on experience and have access to internships close to campus," said Collins.
2/22/2017 Stacy Kranitz, TIME's Instagram Photographer of 2015, Hosts Artist Talk at Point Park
"I use photography to open up a narrative that confronts our understanding of culture," said Kranitz.
2/17/2017 Students Go Behind the Scenes at Cleveland Cavaliers Game with Alumnus Fred McLeod
"Being able to learn from an alumnus working in the business is such a unique experience that we are all so thankful for," said student Kelsey Veydt.
2/7/2017 Behind the Lens with Ben Schonberger, Instructor of Photography at Point Park
"My classes move fast and the expectations are high. The students are always up for a challenge and the opportunity to take a risk when the bar is raised. I love that," he said.
1/31/2017 Public Relations and Advertising Major Wins Renaissance Scholarship from PRSA Pittsburgh
Lauren Joseph was awarded the Renaissance/Bob O'Gara Scholarship at a ceremony Jan. 26, 2017.
1/26/2017 Point Park's Student Media Reports on the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Students representing The Globe, U-View and WPPJ traveled to Washington, D.C. to report on the Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2017.
1/18/2017 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Elizabeth Willard, Proposal Writer, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
"The flexibility of this program is priceless for working professionals like me. I was able to work full time and take full-time classes, feeling supported by both my job and my school," said Willard.
1/11/2017 Students Represent Point Park's Center for Sports Media at Baseball Winter Meetings
During the meetings and job fair, Point Park students interviewed for internships and/or part-time or full-time jobs.
1/5/2017 Students Tour Museums, Supreme Court and Network with Alums in Washington, D.C.
School of Communication and Honors Program students visited the Newseum, Holocaust Museum, National Geographic Museum and Supreme Court Building during their trip.
12/22/2016 Point Park's Fully Online Communication Programs Ranked for Affordability
The online programs were ranked among the best for affordability by
12/19/2016 WPPJ Radio Earns National Recognition
For the seventh year in a row, WPPJ students are nominated for the annual college radio awards in New York City.
12/6/2016 National Public Radio's Diane Rehm to Students: Listen, Fact Check and Seek Credible Sources
"It's glorious to be among students and those of us who are thinking about what comes next in journalism," Rehm said.
11/21/2016 M.A. Alumna Receives Award at Walter Cronkite Conference on Media Ethics and Integrity
Deandra Williamson won first place in the research competition based on her master's thesis.
11/17/2016 Internship Profile: Trever Sheets, KDKA-TV
As a newsroom intern, Sheets has covered a variety of stories with KDKA reporters and photographers.
11/10/2016 Broadcast Legend Mike "Doc" Emrick Encourages Students to Chase their Dreams
“If one person learns not to give up and be confident of their abilities to do what they really want to do in their career as a result of me being here, I’ll be coming back,” Emrick said.
11/3/2016 Student Media Outlets Interview Attorney General Candidates at On-Campus Debate
"You only get to cover an election once in college, so for the candidates to come right to us on campus was awesome," said student Josh Croup.
11/2/2016 Students Network and Develop Professional Skills at PRSSA National Conference
Presentations led by Vera Bradley, Warner Bros. TV, NCAA, among others.
10/19/2016 Broadcast Reporting Major Mark Dovi Covers the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail
"I have been credentialed for events with former President Bill Clinton, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump," said Dovi.
10/11/2016 Bright House Sports Network and PGA Tour Entertainment Executives Visit Point Park
"We're here to help advise you on your career path," Chris Jadick said. "We'll share our background with you, but your career is what you make of it."
10/3/2016 Center for Media Innovation Hosts Stories from the Presidential Campaign Trail
Jon Delano (KDKA-TV), Chris Potter (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and Salena Zito (New York Post columnist) answered questions and shared their opinions on the presidential debate.
10/3/2016 Point Park Professor Presents on Assessment and Curriculum Innovation
Tatyana Dumova participated in the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference in Johnstown.
9/22/2016 Students Encouraged to be Good Storytellers at Center for Media Innovation's Opening Day
Watch archived presentations from guest speakers and segments from an evening with Sarah Koenig, host of the Serial podcast.
9/20/2016 Student Spotlight: Meet Photojournalism Major Shayna Mendez from Kingston, Jamaica
"What I've enjoyed the most about my college experience at Point Park is how easy it was for me to get involved and to get to know people," said Mendez.
9/20/2016 Washington Post Reporters to Discuss Race, Local News Media
The on-campus event is Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Lawrence Hall 200.
9/13/2016 Fall Events at the Center for Media Innovation
Guest speakers include Richard Drew, Fred McLeod, Diane Rehm and others.
9/13/2016 First Amendment Photo Exhibit Opening at the Center for Media Innovation
Inaugural photo gallery focuses on expressions of free speech, Sept. 16-Oct. 7.
9/7/2016 Daylong Events Kickoff Opening of Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation Sept. 13
Highlights include panels with local media professionals, and an evening with Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of the Serial podcast.
8/23/2016 Center for Media Innovation Welcomes Host, Co-Creator of Serial Podcast to Point Park Sept. 13
Sarah Koenig speaks to the campus community Sept. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
8/12/2016 Founder of 'Eat That, Read This' Blog Visits Point Park
Adam Shuck, founder of the daily news blog "Eat That, Read This," met with interns from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Point Park.
7/21/2016 Alex Grubbs Covers Stories on Capitol Hill During Internship with Media Research Center
"As a young college student, working on Capitol Hill is one of the best opportunities," said Alex Grubbs.
7/21/2016 High School Students Gain Journalistic Experience at Summer Multimedia Workshop
"We worked on skills in journalistic writing, photography, video production and web design," said Professor Robin Cecala. "The students were enthusiastic and produced a great variety of stories for their website Spectrum 2016."
7/21/2016 Transfer Student Neil Strebig is an Editorial Intern for Pittsburgh Magazine
"All of the professors at Point Park have done an excellent job preparing me for work in a real-world environment," said journalism major Neil Strebig.
7/18/2016 Conte's Corner: Founding Editor of Visits Point Park
Damon Young visited campus to talk about starting a business, selling his business and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
7/12/2016 Alumnus Matt Adams is an Associate Photo Editor for National Geographic
"If I didn't go to Point Park, then I can honestly say that I wouldn't be in the job I am now. It was the starting point to an incredible journey," said Adams.
7/1/2016 Students Explore Media, History and Culture During Trip to London, Bruges and Amsterdam
"This class and trip was an experience of a lifetime. You get to affordably visit multiple countries with your friends, see how other people live, work and play, and get academic credit for it," said Lauren Joseph, a senior public relations and advertising major .
6/29/2016 Rebecca Painter Gains Hands-On Experience Interning for PJR Photography and Studio, LLC
As an intern for PJR Photography, Rebecca Painter is responsible for helping to plan and promote monthly photo exhibitions.
6/21/2016 Students, Alumni Share Experiences Working and Interning During the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Meet the Point Park University alumni and students who worked or interned for the Penguins this season.
6/14/2016 Broadcast Major Josh Croup Gains Real-World Experience Interning with Pittsburgh Pirates
"I’ve always been a fan of random baseball stats and numbers, and now I get paid to research stats for our broadcasters to use during games and for our game notes. It’s really cool," said Croup.
6/10/2016 Meet M.A. Student Candice McDermott, Marketing Intern, Edgar Snyder & Associates
"Writing is one of my passions, and this internship has helped me develop a voice for blogs and PR writing," said McDermott.
6/3/2016 Student Chelsey Driskel Lands Operations Communication Position at Sheetz
"I manage the online forum on our internal website, write and edit content to send out to all of the stores and write for the company newsletter," said junior Chelsey Driskel.
5/24/2016 Center for Media Innovation a Hub for Students, Local Media and Downtown Community
Alumni and members of the media got a behind-the-scenes look at the 4,000-square-foot center during a hard hat tour and reception.
4/27/2016 Point Park Professor Judges International Media Competition
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served on a panel of judges for the Communicator Awards Competition.
4/21/2016 Journalism Major Jessica Federkeil Wins Women's Press Club Scholarship
"I am only in my second year at Point Park and so many of my dreams have already come true," said Federkeil.
4/20/2016 Alumna Credits M.A. in Communication Technology Program for Advancing her Career
"My professional experience, paired with the critical thinking and technical skills that I developed at Point Park, allowed me to take control of my future and seek a job that would allow me to manage marketing and digital communications in a larger capacity," Kress said.
4/20/2016 Point Park names Andrew Conte director of Center for Media Innovation
Conte is an award-winning investigative reporter from the Pittsburgh Trib.
4/11/2016 Fall 2016: Point Park Offering Region's First Environmental Journalism Program
The program will train a new generation of storytellers who will be well-positioned to enter the workforce to report on critical environmental issues in the public eye.
4/11/2016 Student Spotlight: Meet Maggie McCauley, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Intern
"I coordinate with sponsors and vendors, keep track of and help pick out our merchandise, research sponsor information, and do various communications projects," McCauley says.
4/5/2016 Classes, Internships and Job with Pens-TV Set Up Stone Swiess for Professional Success
Meet Stone Swiess, a double major in multimedia and SAEM who is working part-time for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
3/29/2016 'MasterCard & Global Sports Sponsorship' Topic of Sports Media Event
MasterCard's Mike Tasevski and Adrienne Jonas lead the April 14 event.
3/28/2016 Point Park Professor Publishes Book on Online Social Networks
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., published "Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age."
2/16/2016 2014 Broadcasting Alumna Kelsie Metzgar is the Johnstown Bureau Reporter for WTAJ-TV
"I received my job offer a week after graduating in December 2014. I credit my success in landing a job to some of the wonderful faculty at Point Park who supported me," said Metzgar.
2/9/2016 2015 Communication Alumnus James Hill is Special Assistant to Mayor William Peduto
"I witnessed immigrants become American citizens, met presidents ... truly amazing things. And, I get to hang out with The Pirate Parrot," said Hill.
1/27/2016 Public Relations and Advertising Major Abbey Newhouse Interns at Pittsburgh Film Office
At the Pittsburgh Film Office, Newhouse was responsible for a broad range of duties, including outreach to local businesses and social media.
1/12/2016 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at Post-Gazette for 2014 Alumnus Andrew Goldstein
After six months of his internship, a full-time staff writer position became available and Goldstein landed the job.
1/12/2016 Students Connect with Employers for Internships, Jobs at Baseball Winter Meetings
Held in Nashville, Tenn., students attended a job fair with employers seeking interns, part-time and full-time employees for more than 400 positions.
1/8/2016 2014 Broadcasting Alumna Elena LaQuatra is WTAE's 4 the 412 Host and Miss Pennsylvania USA
"What I loved the most was that all of my professors were able to provide real-life advice from their careers," said LaQuatra.
12/21/2015 WPPJ Nominated for College Broadcast Awards
Students earned three nominations for ceremony in March.
12/18/2015 Internship and hard work advance alumna’s career to promotions manager for CBS Radio
2010 alumna Kayla Seybert is the promotions manager for Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
12/15/2015 Strategic Planning and Marketing Research Classes Develop IMC Plan for Harmony Weavers
"My favorite part of my Point Park experience is the hands-on experience I've had preparing a marketing plan, conducting market research and creating a logo," said student Deanna Elliott.
12/8/2015 Internship Profile: Kariann Mano, Marketing and Community Affairs, Carnegie Science Center
"At my internship, I’m usually working on writing a news release, checking social media or working on market research," said Mano.
12/3/2015 Bill Hillgrove, Greg Brown, Paul Steigerwald Lead 'Voices of Pittsburgh Sports' at Point Park
Veteran Pittsburgh play-by-play broadcasters told stories from their careers and offered advice to students.
12/3/2015 Public Relations and Advertising Students Attend PRSSA Conference in Atlanta
Students networked with industry professionals, learned about PR case studies and strategies, and visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.
11/24/2015 Author and Photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele Discusses 'Delta Jewels' at Point Park
Steele came to Point Park to present photographic, auditory and documentary works from her project 'Delta Jewels.'
11/24/2015 Telling Stories and Changing Lives Theme of Fall 2015 High School Media Day
More than 180 high school students and their teachers learned the elements of storytelling during at High School Media Day. Check out photos, a video and feedback from students and teachers.
10/22/2015 Graduate students and faculty present research at Penn State York
Six students presented competitive research papers and posters that stemmed from class projects.
10/21/2015 Point Park University announces new Center for Media Innovation
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls, flat-screen televisions and a digital ticker will offer a New York City-style media hub where passersby can be entertained and informed as students learn their craft.
10/19/2015 Center for Sports Media Connects Point Park Students with Leading Sports Executives
Fall 2015 lineup featured Leah Brown and Alan Mason (Bright House Networks), and M.B.A. alumna Krystin Roczko (Reebok-CCM Hockey).
10/6/2015 2013 Alumna Celina Pompeani Wins Emmy
Pompeani, 23, is one of the youngest in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter to receive an Emmy.
9/30/2015 Abby Mathieu Lands Job as Public Relations Manager at Blender, Inc.
The 2014 alumna is responsible for any public relations inquiries, press releases, media advisories and pitches.
9/30/2015 Alumnae Manage Public Relations and Advertising and Social Media at Blender, Inc.
School of Communication alumnae Abby Mathieu and Katy Albert detail their Point Park experience and current careers.
9/30/2015 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at Blender, Inc. for Alumna Katy Albert
"As a social media manager, I am the connection between a brand or company and their digital audience," said Albert.
9/29/2015 Alumna and U.S. Field Marketing Manager for Reebok-CCM Hockey Hosts On-Campus Event
Roczko will return to campus Oct. 8 to speak to students about her career at a workshop hosted by The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
9/3/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Rebecca Kuzar, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial
2009 alumna is responsible for the marketing initiatives of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial.
9/2/2015 Transfer Student Gains Writing, Editing Experience During Internship at Tribune-Review
"I want to be a storyteller. I have always loved telling and listening to stories and that's why I love journalism," said Phillip Poupore, journalism major.
9/1/2015 Professor Weighs in on Technology in University-Community Partnerships
Tatyana Dumova's work is published in the book "Community Engagement in Higher Education."
8/21/2015 Point Park News Service Welcomes Jennifer Steil
Award-winning author and journalist presents "How to tell a story people will believe," Aug. 27 at 3 p.m.
8/17/2015 Point Park Experience Prepares Broadcast Student to Succeed at WQED Internship
Meet Aubrey Henken, a junior double majoring in broadcast reporting and broadcast production and media management.
8/12/2015 Helen Fallon Brings More than 20 Years of Real-World Experience to Journalism Program
Fallon is a part-time copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and teaches journalism classes at Point Park. Watch her video to learn more.
8/5/2015 Alumna Justine Coyne covers key industries for Pittsburgh Business Times
At Point Park, Coyne earned a B.A. in photojournalism in 2009 and an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2012.
7/31/2015 Brittany Lauffer Gains Interviewing and Reporting Experience as KDKA-TV News Intern
"I knew I wanted an internship in news because I was extremely unsure if that was the path I wanted to pursue. I looked at the three major news stations in Pittsburgh and saw the internship program at KDKA," said Lauffer.
7/24/2015 Steve Hallock Authors 'Justice Delayed'
The book is a true saga of crime, its investigation and trial, and of the effects of a murder in Monaca, Pa.
7/16/2015 Photography Major Liz Berie Lands Internship at Pittsburgh Riverhounds
"I've had my photos published on the team's website and other sports websites. It's pretty exciting to see my work published," Berie said.
7/10/2015 Broadcast Majors Gain Real-World Experience During Internship at Washington Wild Things
Blaine King and Don Noel Ranasinghe describe how this internship is providing real-world experience and helping them reach their career goals.
7/8/2015 High School Students Visit Point Park for Summer Media Workshops
Students learned about interviewing, writing and editing, and networked with professionals from the Tribune-Review, Consol Energy Center and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
6/24/2015 International Media Class Travels to Spain and Portugal
Students examined media and culture in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, May 11-23.
6/18/2015 Broadcast Reporting Alumna Lindsey Watson is an Anchor/Producer at WDTV
"Living in Downtown Pittsburgh and being so close to three award-winning television stations influenced my decision to come to Point Park," said Watson, who earned a B.A. in broadcast reporting in 2013.
6/9/2015 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Sarah Kastelic, Communications Specialist, UPMC
"My Point Park University experience was invaluable to my professional career. I was able to take what I learned in class and apply it to my work almost immediately after starting the program," said Kastelic.
6/5/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Chris Hoffman, Multimedia Journalist at WCTI-TV
"The education I received at Point Park prepared me very well for my job," said Hoffman.
6/2/2015 Point Park Experience Helps Recent Graduate Overcome Loss, Balance Academic Success
Recent graduate Kelli Murphy shares her personal story of coping with the death of her mother during her sophomore year.
5/12/2015 Social media post helps 2013 Alumna Shay Myrick land job at Conde Nast in New York City
Public relations and advertising alumna is an advertising coordinator at Conde Nast.
5/8/2015 AIU Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Point Park during Spring Apprenticeship
During the spring semester, students created posters and videos for the Give Wishes Wings campaign and toured Brunner.
5/5/2015 Student Emily Brak Awarded Women's Press Club Scholarship
"Receiving this award is such an honor. It is amazing to think that I have received an award from an organization that has been around since 1891," said Brak.
4/29/2015 Faculty Profile: Robert Meyers, Graphic Design
Meyers earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.
4/27/2015 M.A. in Communication Technology adds social media and applied practices concentrations
Create and implement a social media campaign for a real-world client. Explore the role and impact of technology in society. Develop skills to advance your career.
4/27/2015 Sree Sreenivasan joins Pittsburgh social media leaders to discuss future of digital innovation
Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gave the keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion featuring social media leaders in Pittsburgh.
4/17/2015 High School Students Become Storytellers at School of Communication's Media Day
Students worked under a deadline to create video packages, audio/feature stories, photo slideshows, a public relations plan and more at the spring media day, Pittsburgh Public Art: A Multimedia Storytelling Experience.
4/6/2015 Student Hannah Altman Draws National Attention for Photo Series 'And Everything Nice'
Altman posted the project — shot in her dorm room — to her Tumblr account, and within 24 hours it was featured on BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan.
3/27/2015 2013 M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
3/23/2015 Social Media Workshop featuring Sree Sreenivasan to be streamed live
Following his presentation, Sreenivasan joined Pittsburgh-area social media leaders for a panel discussion on social media strategies.
3/18/2015 M.A. Alumni Profile: Frank Sottile, Marketing Communications Manager, Fourth Economy
"Everyone at Point Park was focused on removing obstacles to help me thrive in my return to school, and everyone I came into contact with from the enrollment staff, my advisor and professors were all genuinely interested in my success," said Sottile.
3/17/2015 M.A. Student Creates Long-Form Work Published by Whirl Magazine and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brandon Gdula published a long-form piece about the financial and personal aspects of fantasy football and an article centering on the ethical dilemma that fantasy football players sometimes experience when drafting players with legal issues.
3/17/2015 Point Park Offers M.A. in Media Communication
Students in the program choose one of three specializations: journalism, PR and advertising or documentary.
3/17/2015 Student Creates PR Campaign for Nonprofit; Credits M.A. Program, Faculty Support
"My public relations campaign project for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy entailed creating a media relations plan for their Gardens and Greenspace program," said Carol Burns.
3/16/2015 Alumna Jessica LaDow is a Partner Operations Manager at Google Pittsburgh
"I was contacted on LinkedIn by a Google recruiter who thought that my experience and skills would make me a good fit for the job," said LaDow.
3/5/2015 Alumna Megan Guza Credits Grad Program for Helping to Land Dream Job Covering Crime
During graduate school, Guza reported on crime rates in former Mon Valley steel towns. Her work was published on 90.5 WESA.
3/5/2015 M.A. Alumnus Cody McDevitt Lands Job as a Reporter for the Daily American
"Point Park University offered me the opportunity to improve my reporting and multimedia skills," said McDevitt.
2/27/2015 Faculty Q&A: Camille Downing Combines Theory and Real-World Examples in PR, IMC Classes
Downing teaches public relations and integrated marketing communications courses, and the IMC capstone class in which students work with a nonprofit clients through Wood Street Communications.
2/17/2015 Broadcasting Alumna Mary Ours is a Weather Anchor/Reporter at WTOV-TV
"I loved every second of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh," said Ours.
2/16/2015 Internship at WJAC-TV Leads to Full-Time Job for Alumnus Hunter Tresnicky
"I just have to say how thankful I am to have so many great professors who have prepared me for the real world and made me ready to take a professional job even while finishing my degree," said alumnus Hunter Tresnicky.
1/30/2015 Alumna Lands Job as Content Marketing Manager at Insight Marketing Solutions
"Point Park offers a smorgasbord of opportunities for students to really make an impact within the community. If you take advantage of them, you’ll be inspired and grow," Richelle Szypulski.
1/29/2015 Alumni Profile: Meet Ashley Murray, Multimedia Editor, Pittsburgh City Paper
"I learned about reporting, interviewing, AP Style, copyediting, audio and video editing and videography. I use all of these skills every day at work," said Murray.
1/29/2015 Students and Alumni Host Research Colloquium
Students presented their research at the Three Rivers Communication Technology Colloquium.
1/22/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Bob O'Gara, Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
O'Gara's teaching style blends extensive real-world experience with the best of contemporary theory spiced generously with informal professional insights and humor.
1/19/2015 Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
1/19/2015 School of Communication Alumnae Land Jobs at The Beaver County Times
Marina Weis is a videographer and Daveen Rae Kurutz is a database/enterprise reporter for the Beaver County Times.
1/16/2015 WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
WPPJ students head to New York in March for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference.
1/9/2015 Wood Street Communications Provides Real-World Experience for Students
Wood Street Communications offers high-level public relations and advertising solutions to non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
12/18/2014 2013 Alumna Celina Pompeani is the TV Host for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Watch a behind-the-scenes video to learn what it's like working for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
12/11/2014 Covering Conflict Topic of High School Media Day Workshop
This year's program featured interactive workshops that explored how to cover controversial media stories. Keynote speakers included Michael Fuoco and Carmen Gentile.
12/2/2014 Communication, History and Honors Students Travel to Washington, D.C.
Students and faculty explored media and history in the nation's capital during the fall semester.
11/25/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Sarafina Brooks, Multimedia Journalist at WTOV-TV
"I was impressed with the number of real-world professionals teaching courses and lending their experience to every lesson," Brooks said.
11/25/2014 Rock-A-Thon Provides Hands-On Opportunities for WPPJ Students
Point Park student DJ's hosted WPPJ's 34th annual Rock-A-Thon — 67 hours of non-stop radio broadcasting outside of the Point Cafe in Lawrence Hall, Nov. 4-6.
11/11/2014 Alumnus is Assistant Director of Athletic Video Productions at Baylor University
Meet 2012 alumnus Matthew Desmond, a double major in broadcasting reporting and broadcast production and media management.
10/24/2014 Dual Degrees in Broadcasting and Education Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
10/3/2014 Graduate Student Research Featured at Communication Conference
The impact of communication technology on society was the focus of the work of School of Communication grad students.
10/2/2014 M.A. Alumna Sarah Skirpan is a Media Strategist at Dick Jones Communications
"I wanted to have an edge on my peers when it came time to look for a job. I felt that having a master’s degree would make me a more desirable hire," said Skirpan.
9/11/2014 Social Media Speakers Series Announced
Hear from social media experts representing local businesses and non-profit organizations. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
9/10/2014 2013 Alumna Nicole Chynoweth is a Reporter at Trib Total Media
"While learning the basics of journalism was certainly a major part of my education, the general life wisdom my professors gave me has really benefited me in the field," said Chynoweth.
9/10/2014 Kelli Murphy Receives Pittsburgh Women in Communication Scholarship
"The Pittsburgh Women in Communications Scholarship fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide assistance to students studying various fields of communications. They're a wonderful nonprofit who make a significant difference in our community with the funds they have," said Murphy.
8/18/2014 Graduate Student Laura Jennings Discusses her Internship at Bally Design
"The M.A. program is offering me classroom and real-world experience based on my interests in social media and communication with relevant outside-the-classroom projects and internship opportunities," said Jennings.
8/14/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Michele Tabaka, Marketing Director at John Heineman Co.
Some of Tabaka's responsibilities include managing social media, creating a marketing campaign and updating the company's website.
7/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Christopher Rolinson, Associate Professor of Photojournalism
At Point Park, Rolinson has introduced new courses, collaborations and partnerships to expand and diversify the photography and photojournalism programs.
7/22/2014 High School Workshop Introduces Students to Careers in Multimedia Journalism
Students learned the basics of multimedia journalism, reporting, digital graphics and layout and how to work with audio and video.
7/22/2014 M.A./M.B.A. Student Emily Kolek Interns at Westinghouse Electric Company
"I'm passionate about the communications field, but I know that the skills learned in the M.B.A. program are invaluable and useful no matter what career path I take," said Kolek.
6/27/2014 M.A. Alumna Mae Kerr is a Marketing Coordinator at American Eagle Outfitters
"I loved that many of my professors were actively working in the field. Their real-world experience is invaluable," said Kerr.
6/20/2014 International Media Class Travels to Paris, London and Northern France
Media visits included Bloomberg London, Ketchum Paris, Agence France Presse, France 24 and Disneyland Paris.
6/20/2014 U-View Newscast Production Class Prepares Students for the Real World
Team taught by adjunct instructors Michelle Wright, anchor and reporter at WTAE-TV, Maria Kakay, M.A. in journalism in mass communication alumna and a producer at WQED-TV, and Paul Coatsworth, Point Park University's studio supervisor, the class operates like a real newsroom.
6/2/2014 Meet M.A./M.B.A. Alumnus Mark Hirschfeld, Digital Marketing Specialist, Maronda Homes
"The combination of the M.A. and the M.B.A. created a very unique degree as it combines practical business theory with the means to communicate those ideas," said the 2013 alumnus.
5/28/2014 Professor Bill Moushey Teaches Real-World Journalism at Point Park
Bill Moushey is a professor of journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
5/12/2014 Justin Karter Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Meet Justin Karter, a recent graduate of the M.A. in journalism and mass communication program.
5/2/2014 Graduate Student Cari Goss Selected for Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Cari Goss is pursuing her M.A./M.B.A. at Point Park and describes her fellowship project.
5/1/2014 Point Park News Service Earns Top Honors for Excellence in Journalism
Students earned a first, second and an honorable mention award in the annual contest.
4/25/2014 Public Relations and Advertising Major Interns at the Heinz History Center
"I truly feel that I am gaining real-world experience at my internship, from attending press conferences to participating in planning meetings," said Katelyn Howard.
4/25/2014 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Discuss Investigative Series with Students
Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman — Philadelphia Daily News reporters — came to campus to tell the story about their 10-month investigative reporting series Tainted Justice.
4/17/2014 School of Communication Internship Fair Brings Employers to Point Park's Campus
WYEP, WAMO, The Talent Group, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, March of Dimes and Clear Channel Media are among the list of employers that came to campus seeking interns.
4/17/2014 Student Journalists Receive First-Place Awards at Annual Conference
Four students earned first-place awards and two were named category finalists at the SPJ conference.
4/10/2014 2012 Alumna Adelyn Biedenbach is a Digital Media Coordinator for the Florida Panthers
Biedenbach - who earned a B.A. in journalism - assists with the team's social media strategy, digital content creation and assistance with public relations and game day duties.
4/1/2014 Dan Hart and Terry Rodgers Host Lecture April 9
'Pirates: Building on Last Year's Success' topic of lecture, April 9 at 1 p.m. in the Student Center, room 701.
4/1/2014 WPPJ Earns Top Honors at College Radio Awards
Student staff members earned two first-place awards at the annual awards presentation held in New York.
3/28/2014 Documentary Series Provides Communication Students with Professional Experience
School of Communication students are gaining valuable professional experience on an innovative entertainment project of national scope.
3/19/2014 Merril Hoge to Speak at Point Park March 25
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing welcomes Merril Hoge at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/10/2014 Journalism Major Emily Bastaroli Interns at Whirl Magazine
"The journalism program helped me gain real-world experience by providing me with opportunities to publish stories that I write for classes, either through The Globe, The Pioneer or even local newspapers. Our professors not only tell us how to write and be successful, but they help us and show us that we can be successful in reaching our goals," said Bastaroli.
2/25/2014 Graduate Student Nicole Martin is an Intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Martin - who is currently pursuing an M.A. in journalism and mass communication - is a features and magazine/copy desk intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
2/25/2014 WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
Student staff members head to New York City in March 7-9 for the national conference.
2/21/2014 April Friges Displays Work at Local Exhibit
"Pop Explosion: the Artist and Popular Culture," is on display at Sweetwater Center for the Arts through March 29.
2/17/2014 Public Relations and Advertising Alumna Gina Pennline Works for Girl Scouts
"Believe your professors when they talk about networking — it really is one of the most important things you should do as a student! Building relationships and keeping in touch with people may help you get your foot in the door somewhere in the future," said the 2010 public relations and advertising alumna.
1/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet April Friges, Assistant Professor of Photography
"I emphasize interdisciplinary practices. My students are not only working with the two-dimensional picture, but thinking outside the classic notions of what photography means today in the art world versus the commercial world," said Friges.
1/13/2014 2012 Alumnus is Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for Erie Otters Hockey
Aaron Cooney serves as the play-by-play announcer for all Erie Otters broadcasts.
1/13/2014 2013 Journalism and Global Cultural Studies Alumna Lands Job at Observer-Reporter
Meet Emily Petsko, a double major in journalism and global cultural studies.
12/6/2013 Alumni Discuss the Business of Baseball at Center for Sports Media Event
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing concluded the fall semester with a presentation by Point Park alumni Don Kelly, Ryan Ellis and Tom Kayser.
11/14/2013 School of Communication Hosts High School Media Day For Prospective Students
More than 250 high school students visited Point Park for the School of Communication's High School Media Day.
11/4/2013 Graduate Programs Prepare Students to Present Research, Network at Conference
Six graduate students presented juried research papers and posters at the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference, held Oct. 18-19 at Gannon University.
11/1/2013 Nike Executives Visit Point Park
Ed Haberle, a Point Park alumnus and vice president of North America sporting goods, and Laura Kosmalski senior director of retail brand presentation, spoke to students on Oct. 23.
10/29/2013 Degree in Broadcasting Lands Alumna Nikki Porter On-Air Job at WDTV/WVFX
Porter said she fell in love with Point Park after attending a High School Media Day program.
10/17/2013 Point Park Alumni Launch Loose Cannon Creative, a Multimedia Company
Cristin Goss and Mike DiGuglielmo earned their M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2012, and Jonathan DeCarlo earned his B.A. in cinema production in 2009.
10/16/2013 Students Gain Hands-On Experience Photographing Ovarian Cancer Walk
The students' photos are considered for use on the NOCC website, in email newsletters, on social media sites or for public relations purposes.
10/15/2013 Graduate Students Engage in Communication Research
Six graduate students will be presenting their juried research papers and competitive posters at the 74th annual Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference at Gannon University.
9/17/2013 School of Communication Part-Time Faculty Members Win Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award
Gina Catanzarite and Maria Kakay were part of a team that produced "Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis."
9/11/2013 Broadcasting Alumna Sarah Pisciuneri is an Evening Anchor at WVNS-TV
Pisciuneri says that Point Park gave her the tools she needed to land her first job.
9/5/2013 Center for Sports Media and Marketing Hosts Root Sports on Campus Sept. 26
Dan Potash, Shawn McClintock and Rob King will host a panel discussion on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
8/29/2013 WPPJ Partners with Pacifica Radio Network
This new partnership provides WPPJ staff members the opportunity for their news reports to broadcast on Pacifica Radio Internet and broadcast member stations.
8/19/2013 Point Park Hosts Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop
Area high school students explored careers in journalism at the week-long interactive workshops.
8/19/2013 Student Sara Payne Interns at Downtown Community Development Corporation
"In just two years at Point Park, I have been involved in the student newspaper, the Point Park News Service, as well as this internship. A group of students who were active in these college activities and graduated this past May have gone on to find jobs, which proves the point of what these opportunities can do for students after college," said Payne.
8/16/2013 Alumna Jasmine Goldband is a Photographer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jasmine Goldband said Point Park's urban campus offered her opportunities to network with media professionals and build a competitive portfolio before embarking on her career.
8/16/2013 Internship Profile: School of Communication Student Kathryn Jones, Toonseum
Meet Kathryn Jones, a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
7/25/2013 Journalism and Multimedia Double Major Lands Internship at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"With professors who give you one-on-one attention, a business-oriented urban setting and classes offering hands-on experience tailored to your goals, Point Park is the perfect recipe for rapid success," Marina Weis said.
7/19/2013 Students Embrace Macedonia as Part of Summer Project to Promote Tourism
The "Pioneer 6" group are busy designing menus and brochures and hosting advertising, marketing and photography workshops in Ohrid, Macedonia this summer.
7/8/2013 Photojournalism Major an Intern at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club
"Versatility and an understanding of a variety of tools are key traits to have in visual journalism, and the photojournalism program at Point Park addresses that need," School of Communication student Connor Mulvaney said.
6/28/2013 High School Students Explore Careers in Journalism at Summer Media Workshops
Students networked with media professionals from the Tribune-Review, CW Pittsburgh, toured PNC Park, Consol Energy Center and Stage AE during the week-long sports and arts and entertainment workshops.
6/28/2013 School of Communication Students Travel Abroad to Study Media Landscape in Germany
Media and historical visits included Die Welt, Ketchum Pleon, Freie University, BMW Munich headquarters and museum, Dachau Concentration Camp and the Neuschwanstein Castle.
6/18/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Doug Andiorio, Client Program Coordinator at Valassis
Andiorio said he loved the idea of going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh, sharing the sidewalks and streets with business professionals working at some of the biggest companies in town.
6/18/2013 M.A. Alumna Carla Leininger is Web Marketing Project Manager at Eaton Corporation
The 2008 graduate earned her master's degree while working full time and being a mom. She said one of the best things about the program was being able to hear from professionals in the field.
6/7/2013 Communication Grad and International Student Credits Point Park for Success
Point Park's School of Communication provided international and transfer student Shiho Nagai the opportunity to study advertising, earn a college degree and secure a job after graduation.
6/5/2013 Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
6/3/2013 Mass Communication Alumna is Strategic Enrollment Consultant at TWG Plus
2005 alumna Stacey Kammerdiener said one of the reasons she chose Point Park is because of its Downtown Pittsburgh location.
5/21/2013 Photography, Engineering Department Collaborate on Time-Lapse Camera Dolly Project
Photography students will have the opportunity to practice their skills on a new time-lapse camera dolly built by their own Point Park classmates in the engineering technology department.
5/16/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Amanda King, Multimedia Journalist for the Beaver County Times
School of Communication alumna Amanda King earned a B.A. in broadcasting reporting in 2012.
5/16/2013 M.A. Alumna Ashley Pasay is a Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Highmark, Inc.
Alumna Ashley (Orr) Pasay said Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh location and flexibility of the program allowed her to continue working while earning her M.A. degree.
5/9/2013 Students and Faculty Travel to Germany for Sixth Annual Media Trip
Eleven students and four faculty members will spend two weeks examining German media and culture.
5/8/2013 Meet Aimee-Marie Dorsten, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Aimee-Marie Dorsten, Ph.D., is assistant professor of journalism and mass communication in Point Park's School of Communication.
5/8/2013 The Changing Face of Sports Journalism Topic of Sports Media and Marketing Event
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing concluded the 2012-13 academic year with a presentation by Point Park alumnus and sports journalist Michael DeCourcy.
5/8/2013 Zoe Sadler Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior and Honors Award
Meet Zoë Sadler a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
5/6/2013 Silk Road Exhibit Provides Practical Experience for Photography Students
Silk Road, a photo exhibition of images taken along the Silk Road in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and India, runs through Aug. 9 in the Lawrence Hall Gallery.
5/2/2013 Journalism Student Andrew Goldstein Receives Myron Cope Scholarship
The Myron Cope Endowed Scholarship benefits journalism and broadcasting students at Point Park University.
4/26/2013 High School Students Explore Creative Careers for a Changing Media World
School of Communication alumni Sarah Sudar, Steve Maffei Jr., Rachel Carlson and Jesse Colaizzi offered career advice to high school students on April 5.
4/26/2013 Students to Create Communications Plan to Promote Tourism in Macedonia
Six students will travel abroad to Ohrid, Macedonia for eight weeks to develop an Integrated Marketing Communications plan to promote tourism for the town.
4/17/2013 Sports Journalist and Alumnus Michael DeCourcy to Speak at Point Park April 17
The Changing Face of Sports Journalism will be held Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
4/12/2013 Globe Editorial Staff Takes Eight First Place Awards at Journalism Conference
The Globe won 11 Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Spring Conference on April 6.
4/12/2013 Meet Photojournalism Major and Transfer Student Sean McKeag
Sean McKeag discusses why he chose to transfer to Point Park to study photojournalism.
4/12/2013 Photographic Arts Lecture Features Anne Leighton Massoni April 26
Anne Leighton Massoni will present two of her works, "Holding" and "Yours & Mine." Her work relates to ideas of both real and fabricated memories, using a variety of film and digital techniques.
4/4/2013 Communication Student Receives Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
Meet Kim Roberts, a sophomore double majoring in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
3/25/2013 Transfer Student Alex Peterson Discusses Why He Chose to Attend Point Park
Meet broadcasting reporting major Alex Peterson.
3/21/2013 2012 Alumna is Web Designer and Developer at United Steelworkers
Alumna Erin Price earned a B.A. in multimedia in 2012.
3/21/2013 Students to Present at Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention
Five students in the research methods class, taught by Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., will present their research papers April 24-28 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
3/20/2013 Part-Time Professor Andrew Conte Honored by Scripps Howard Foundation
In the category of business/economics reporting, Conte won the William Brewster Styles Award for "$hadow Economy," co-written with reporter Lou Kilzer and editor Jim Wilhelm.
3/13/2013 Center for Sports Media presents ESPN University: Connecting Brands with Fans
ESPN's Cindy Freed and Carrie Brzezinski are featured panelists for the March 19 event.
3/13/2013 Speaking Light Lecture Features Photographer Chloe Isadora Reison
The next event will be held March 29 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
3/13/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor Shares the Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies
Jeff Gregor, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for TNT and TBS and general manager of TCM led a presentation on The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
3/12/2013 WPPJ receives first place awards at annual broadcasting conference
WPPJ received first place awards in the categories of “Best Sports Update" and "Best Celebrity Interview" at the Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards March 1-3 in New York City.
3/11/2013 Communication Professor to Address World Journalism Education Council in Belgium
Professor Timothy Hudson, Ph.D., will present "Social Responsibility of Journalists on a Global Scale" at the World Journalism Education Council in Mechelen, Belgium.
3/8/2013 School of Communication student selected as intern for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Marina Weis, a double major in journalism and multimedia, was recommended by School of Communication faculty for this highly competitive internship program.
3/5/2013 2010 Alumna is Director of Marketing and Communications at Highmark Stadium
Angela Nelson received her B.A. in public relations and advertising in 2010.
3/5/2013 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job for Public Relations and Advertising Alumna
Meet public relations and advertising alumna Stacey Simon, UPMC’s first full-time social media manager
2/22/2013 Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Gregor to Speak at Point Park Feb. 27
The Strategy Behind Turner Classic Movies event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
2/21/2013 Photojournalism alumna is featured presenter at Speaking Light lecture Feb. 22
Jessica Steigerwald Toro earned a B.A. in photojournalism at Point Park in 2008. She will present her master's thesis at the lecture at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
2/14/2013 School of Communication faculty member presents work in Macedonia and Sweden
Johan Yssel, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Communication, recently presented his work internationally.
2/6/2013 M.A. and M.B.A. alum Shannon Farr is a senior communications specialist at Westinghouse
Shannon Farr earned an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2008 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
2/6/2013 Multimedia major Nikki Williams is intern at Fourth Economy Consulting
Nikki Williams discusses how she landed her internship at Fourth Economy and the real-world experience she is gaining.
2/6/2013 Student double majoring in journalism and multimedia interned at Pittsburgh City Paper
Nicole Chynoweth discusses the real-world experience she gained during her internship at Pittsburgh City Paper.
2/6/2013 WPPJ nominated for five Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards
Professor David Fabilli and Point Park students will attend the 73rd Annual IBS National Conference in New York City in March.
2/4/2013 Point Park to host lecture on media strategy at Highmark Stadium on Feb. 12
2010 alum Angela Nelson, director of marketing and communications at Highmark Stadium, is the featured speaker.
1/29/2013 2012 grad Jace Lumley is photo editor at GQ
Meet alumnus Jace Lumley, a transfer student and graduate of the School of Communication's photojournalism program.
1/22/2013 Alumni profile: Meet Natalie Orio, media client services manager at cj Advertising
Natalie (Urban) Orio received her B.A. in photojournalism in 2006.
1/21/2013 Speaking Light Lecture Features Photographer Andy Bloxham
The next event will be held Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.
1/17/2013 Photography students present collection of artwork during senior thesis critique
Photography students in the Senior Thesis I seminar presented their work-in-progress to the University community during the senior thesis midterm critique.
1/14/2013 Students hear first-hand how social media in sports have changed the game
The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing hosted Game Changer: Social Media in Sports featuring guest panelists Terry Rodgers, Jennifer Bullano and Natalie Bigley.
1/9/2013 Alumna is Marketing Coordinator at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Meet Mallory Laporte, a 2006 graduate of the public relations and advertising program.
1/7/2013 Professor writes liner notes for No. 1 album on JazzWeek Music Chart
Professor David Fabilli composed the liner notes for 'Naturally' by HighNote Records. The album was been No. 1 on the JazzWeek music chart for three weeks.
12/20/2012 Honors Student Studies, Explores and Photographs Grand Canyon
Photography student Madeline McKain spent a semester studying and exploring the Grand Canyon, including a rafting trip down the Colorado River.
12/12/2012 Point Park News Service Class Lets Students Dig into Campaign Ad Spending
Eight students in the Point Park News Service course participated in a unique assignment to obtain and document the money trail for the election campaign advertising buys.
12/7/2012 Meet M.A. Alumna Kaitlyn Kline, Social Media Coordinator at Smith Brothers Agency
Kaitlyn Kline is a 2012 graduate of the M.A. in journalism and mass communication program at Point Park University.
12/6/2012 Alumnus is Assistant Director of Sales for the Reading Fightin Phils
Anthony Pignetti earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting reporting from Point Park and is an assistant director of sales for the Reading Fightin Phils.
12/6/2012 School of Communication alumna authors 'Carson's Big Adventure'
Jennifer Fitch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from Point Park in 2004. She recently authored the children's book 'Carson's Big Adventure.'
12/4/2012 School of Communication presents Shaun Slifer at Speaking Light lecture Dec. 6
The next Speaking Light lecture on the photographic arts will be held on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium and will feature local artist Shaun Slifer.
11/19/2012 Meet B.A. Alumna and Yelp Community Manager Rachel Carlson
Rachel Carlson is a 2004 alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
11/12/2012 Alumna is Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Sandler Training
Alumna Lindsey Demetris earned a B.A. in theatre arts and a M.A. in journalism and mass communication from Point Park.
11/6/2012 Center for Sports Media and Marketing Hosts Social Media in Sports Seminar
Terry Rodgers, Jennifer Bullano and Natalie Bigley will be guest panelists at the seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
11/5/2012 Pittsburgh sports broadcasters offer career advice to Point Park students
The Voices of Pittsburgh Sports event provided students an opportunity to receive career advice from Pittsburgh sports play-by-play broadcasters Bill Hillgrove, Paul Steigerwald and Greg Brown.
10/31/2012 School of Communication Announces New M.A. Degree in Communication Technology
The School of Communication will be offering a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in communication technology, beginning in the Fall of 2013.
10/25/2012 Aspiring journalist traveled to Nepal as part of independent study
Emily Petsko, a senior double majoring in journalism and global cultural studies, traveled to Nepal as part of an independent study. During her 10-week stay, she volunteered in an orphanage and interned at the Kathmandu Post.
10/12/2012 Alumnus Credits Point Park for Preparing Him for the World that Exists in 2012
Meet journalism and mass communication alumnus and convocation keynote speaker, Michael DeCourcy, a college basketball analyst at Sporting News.
10/12/2012 Pittsburgh sports broadcasters to speak at Point Park Oct. 18
Pittsburgh sports announcers Bill Hillgrove, Paul Steigerwald and Greg Brown will speak to students about sports broadcasting on Oct. 18.
9/20/2012 M.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Public Relations at IKM Inc.
Meet Patty Swisher, director of marketing and public relations at IKM Inc.
9/14/2012 Point Park Photojournalists Document Medical, Veterinary Mission Work
Photojournalists Camelia Montoy and Kristopher Radder discuss their medical and veterinary care mission work in southeast Asia.
9/4/2012 M.A. alumnae author "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh"
Meet Sarah Sudar and Julia Gongaware, authors of "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh."
8/31/2012 Alumni profile: Jacqueline Collavo, M.A. in journalism and mass communication
Jacqueline Collavo talks about her experiences at Point Park and her current job at West Penn Hospital.
8/13/2012 2009 M.A. Alumni is Anchor/Reporter at KOBI TV
Meet Larry Miller, a 2009 M.A. alumni of Point Park's School of Communication.
8/13/2012 Alumni Profile: Kristina Martin, Associate Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine
Kristina Martin received a B.A. in journalism in 2010.
8/7/2012 Meet M.A. Student and Fulbright Scholar Olga Zaichenko
Olga Zaichenko is pursuing a M.A. in journalism and mass communication.
8/2/2012 Dumova Serves as Respondent at Communication Conference
Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served as a respondent at the Virtual Conference of the International Communication Association.
7/25/2012 Media Workshop Introduces Students to Careers in Journalism and Multimedia
High school students visited Point Park to learn about the evolving world of journalism and media, June 17-22.
7/25/2012 Public Relations and Advertising Major Interning at Euro RSCG WorldWide PR
Meet Shaqueala Myrick, a public relations and advertising major interning for EuroRSCG Worldwide PR.
7/25/2012 School of Communication Student Credits Practicum Project for Recent Success
Claire Gysegem, a senior broadcast production and programming major, produced and filmed the documentary, Abandoned, as part of her practicum project.
7/20/2012 Master's in journalism and mass communication offers tracks to success
A new program offering subject concentrations has broadened the master's degree tracks.
7/16/2012 Student Majoring in Journalism and Multimedia Interning for Cox Media Group Ohio
Meet Kalea Hall, a double major in journalism and multimedia, interning for Cox Media Group in Dayton, Ohio.
7/13/2012 Alumni Profile: Eric Davidow, Production Technician at Fox CT
Meet Eric Davidow, a broadcasting major working at Fox CT.
7/11/2012 Steve Hallock’s essay in journalism review, book featured at conference
The upcoming Gateway Journalism Review includes an essay by Steve Hallock, School of Communication director, based on his latest book, ‘The Press March to War.’ And next month, Peter Lang Publishing will feature Hallock’s book at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s national conference.
6/29/2012 Students Examine Media and Culture During Class Trip to Italy
The International Media Class traveled abroad for two weeks to study Italian media and culture in Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena and Sorrento.
6/28/2012 Broadcast Major Interning at MTV Networks
Meet Alicia Lyons, a double major in broadcasting and secondary education-mass communication.
6/28/2012 Meet M.A. Alumna and Communications Assistant Stephanie Sikora
Stephanie Sikora is a 2011 M.A. alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
6/27/2012 Alumni profile: Josh Frketic, Anchor/Reporter at WVVA-TV
Josh Frketic is a 2011 alum and works at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, W.Va.
6/14/2012 Business Communicators' Conference will give students opportunities to network
Point Park University is the student conference sponsor for the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region Conference in Pittsburgh Oct. 14-16.
6/14/2012 Professor records war stories for Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh
Christopher Rolinson, photojournalism professor and owner of StartPoint Media Inc., a freelance photography company, captures the experiences of area veterans for the initiative, Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh.
6/11/2012 Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Cecala, Broadcast Production
Robin Cecala, Ph.D., studied Communication at State University of New York at Fredonia, Multimedia Technology at Duquesne University and Mass Communication at the University of Southern Mississippi.
6/5/2012 School of Communication students gain real-world experience during summer internships
Several students in the School of Communication are broadening their skills as they begin summer internships at a variety of media outlets and organizations.
6/4/2012 Graduating senior receives Academic Excellence Award
Recent graduate, Adelyn Biedenbach, discusses her experience at Point Park and her future career plans.
5/24/2012 Public Relations and Advertising Major Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Ryan Strength, a 2012 public relations and advertising major, discusses her experience at Point Park and her future plans.
5/24/2012 School of Communication Alumna Authors 'Working Stiffs'
Lucy Leitner is a 2010 graduate who recently authored her first book.
5/18/2012 Part-time professor wins Ray Sprigle Memorial Award
Professor Andrew Conte received the Ray Sprigle Memorial Award at the annual Golden Quill Awards banquet.
5/18/2012 School of Communication graduate student published in The Nation magazine
Matt Stroud, a graduate student in the School of Communication, recently published an article in The Nation magazine.
5/16/2012 Faculty, graduate students present at Eastern Communication Association Convention
Dr. Tatyana Dumova and graduate students Heather Hanson and Ivan Moore, presented their research papers at the annual Eastern Communication Association Convention.
5/9/2012 International Media Class Travels to Italy
The 2012 International Media class will travel to Italy, where the group will visit Rome, Florence and Sorrento to examine Italian media and culture.
5/8/2012 Point Park student wins scholarship for aspiring journalists
Emily Petsko, a double major in print journalism and global cultural studies, is the 2012 winner of the Bob Fryer Scholarship for aspiring journalists.
5/3/2012 School of Communication director authors ‘The Press March to War’
Steve Hallock's new book considers editorial evidence that newspapers set the stage for military intervention in post-World War II America
5/1/2012 Communication and dance majors connect to stage 'Perception'
School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts students are holding a dance production at New Hazlett Theater. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
4/27/2012 School of Communication faculty members present at Annual Broadcast Conference
Three faculty members from Point Park University’s School of Communication presented at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
4/15/2012 Journalism professor’s book attracting national attention
School of Communication Professor Bill Moushey appears on CBS ‘This Morning’ April 17 to discuss new book ‘Game Over’
4/6/2012 Media Career Event Brings More than 40 Employers to Point Park's Campus
College students throughout the region had the opportunity to network with more than 40 employers at the sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event held in the University's Student Center.
4/4/2012 Point Park students win feature award at National Broadcasting Society event in New York City
Two Point Park students won the “on-the-spot best feature story award” at the recent 2012 National Broadcasting Society event in New York City. A School of Communication student was also named to a national post.
3/29/2012 Photography student’s works displayed at August Wilson Center
Junior Rebecca Lessner created "We are Art, Precious and in Control," a collection of photographs of 100 women, for the Phenomenal Women Celebration at the August Wilson Center for African American Art.
3/26/2012 School of Communication presents photographic arts lecture March 30
The next Speaking Light lecture on the photographic arts will be held on Fri., March 30 at 6 p.m. Photographer Stephen Chalmers will discuss his series 'Unmarked,' which challenges viewers by presenting photographs of locations where serial killers' victims have been found.
3/23/2012 Meet Thom Baggerman, assistant professor of broadcast journalism
Thom Baggerman, Ph.D., is assistant professor of broadcast journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
3/16/2012 School of Communication M.A. student organizes 'Hunger Games' food drive
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will benefit from graduate student’s March 18 event
2/24/2012 School of Communication presents Tom Persinger at Speaking Light lecture Feb. 24
Point Park University School of Communication presents artist, photographer and writer Tom Persinger at next Speaking Light lecture Feb. 24
2/20/2012 Students capture beauty of Pennsylvania outdoors in nature photography course
Eight state parks and nature sites provide setting for photography students to practice their craft in nature photography course.
2/9/2012 2010 alumna is director of communications for state representative
Jamie Inferrera, who graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in journalism and mass communication, discusses how her Point Park education helped get her to where she is in her career today.
1/26/2012 Point Park hosts Speaking Light photographic arts lecture Jan. 27
The Speaking Light event will celebrate the work of Patrick Millard, artist, curator and Point Park educator who passed away unexpectedly in December.
1/24/2012 Professor named editor of Electronic News journal
Associate Professor Anthony Moretti, Ph.D. is editor of Electronic News, a quarterly journal devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding news disseminated through electronic media platforms.
1/20/2012 Faculty profile: Tatyana Dumova, associate professor of multimedia
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Communication. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in multimedia and mass communication.
1/19/2012 Faculty member publishes book on global blogging
Associate Professor Tatyana Dumova has published the edited book Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects.
1/19/2012 School director's op-ed in Post-Gazette
Steve Hallock, director of the School of Communication, wrote an op-ed on how to preserve mass transit systems.
1/10/2012 Student to compete in Miss America pageant
School of Communication student Juliann Sheldon will represent Pennsylvania in the Miss America pageant Jan. 14.
12/16/2011 Meet alumna Amber J. Farr, 2011 M.A. grad at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
Amber J. Farr is a 2011 graduate who currently works for the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.
12/13/2011 PR/ad student's team wins advertising competition
Ryan Strength, a public relations and advertising senior at Point Park, was a member of the team that won the 2011 “The Pitch” competition, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation.
11/28/2011 Faculty member presents at National Communication Convention
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in the School of Communication, made two peer-reviewed research presentations at the National Communication Association convention in November.
11/17/2011 Graduate student covers hearing for New York Times
Leah Welch, a graduate assistant in the School of Communication, covered the federal court hearing of White House shooting suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez for The New York Times.
11/3/2011 Dumova publishes chapter on online assessment
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in Point Park University’s School of Communication, has published a chapter on the student perceptions of the usability of online assessment tools in a newly released volume, Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education.
11/2/2011 Part-time professor's book details hockey team's rebirth
Andrew Conte’s book Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Rebirth details the story of the hockey team’s journey from bankruptcy and losing seasons to its 2009 Stanley Cup win and the opening of the new Consol Energy Center in 2010.
10/31/2011 Professor named one of Pittsburgh's '40 Under 40'
Associate Professor Christopher Rolinson was selected as one of Pittsburgh's 2011 40 Under 40. Reception to be held on Nov. 4 at Rivers Casino.
10/21/2011 Photographer to discuss her project on sustainable food practices
Oct. 28 at 6 pm the Speaking Light lecture series continues with a discussion by photographer Christin Boggs. Her project, Slow & Steady, explores creative alternatives to a culture of mass-produced food.
10/12/2011 Graduate students present at communication conference
Four graduate students from Point Park University’s School of Communication presented their research papers at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) from Oct. 7-9 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.
10/10/2011 Panel to Discuss Class Prague Trip
On Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., a panel of students and faculty will discuss their time in Prague as part of the International Media class.
10/3/2011 Distinguished Public Relations Lecture Set
The School of Communication will present a distinguished public relations lectureship, called “Branding the Outdoor Recreation Community,” on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in JVH Auditorium.
9/29/2011 Student photographs of blast furnace site being exhibited
During the spring, students and faculty took photographs of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works' Carrie Furnace site. Their photos are being exhibited in Lawrence Hall lobby through Oct. 9.
9/27/2011 Point Park to host photographic arts lecture
The Speaking Light photographic arts lecture series kicks off Sept. 30 with a lecture by Tim Fabian.
9/9/2011 Professor produces two jazz compilation sets
Professor David J. Fabilli produced two three-disc "Best Of" compilation sets for High Note Records in New York.
9/9/2011 Projects done for workshop aired on local radio programs
Steve Kubitz and Dave Singer each had projects they did for Advanced Radio Production Workshop broadcast on local radio programs.
9/9/2011 Student wins scholarship to travel to national park
Madeline McKain, a photography and honors program student, traveled to Great Basin National Park as part of the Partners in the Parks program.
9/6/2011 Professor's op-ed in Philadelphia Inquirer
School of Communication Director and Assistant Professor Steven Hallock, Ph.D., wrote an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about how Pennsylvania legislators and the governor should follow the example of Wyoming, which uses oil, gas, and mineral severance taxes to help invest in higher education.
9/1/2011 Alumni Profile: Kate Santichen, Producer at Bloomberg News
Kate Santichen, a 2007 broadcasting alumna, is a producer for Bloomberg News and prior to that she was an associate producer for The Early Show at CBS News.
8/25/2011 Recent grad's photo named finalist in global contest
Abigail Neely's photograph was selected by Photographer's Forum magazine as a finalist in its annual spring photography contest.
8/15/2011 Alumni are on the forefront of online journalism
School of Communication alumni Heidi Dezayas, Amanda Gillooly and Stephanie Rex are editors for local Patch news sites. Patch is an online network of news sites. There are more than 800 sites nationwide, with at least a dozen in the Pittsburgh area.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Amanda Gillooly, editor of Canon-McMillan Patch
Amanda Gillooly, a 2002 journalism and mass communication graduate, is the local editor for Canon-McMillan Patch.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Heidi Dezayas, editor of Plum-Oakmont Patch
Heidi Dezayas, a 2007 broadcasting graduate, is the local editor for Plum-Oakmont Patch.
8/15/2011 Alumni Profile: Stephanie Rex, editor of Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch
Stephanie Rex, a 2007 journalism graduate, is local editor for Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch. | Photo by Chris Rolinson
8/4/2011 Alumni Profile: IMC grad starts communications business
Jennifer Russell graduated in 2010 with a degree in integrated marketing communications. She now owns her own marketing communication company called Gemini Marketing Partners.
7/20/2011 Multimedia student spends summer interning at CMT
Amanda Hertzog, a multimedia student, spent her summer as a digital imaging intern in the .com department at Country Music Television in Nashville.
7/18/2011 Alumni Profile: Miles Ritenour, Ketchum account coordinator
Miles Ritenour, class of 2010, is account coordinator at Ketchum Public Relations.
7/7/2011 Alumni profile: John West, documentary photojournalist
John West, a 2007 photojournalism graduate, is a documentary photojournalist and owns his own company, John West Photography.
6/29/2011 Professor served as artist in residence at Biosphere 2
Patrick Millard, assistant professor of photography, was artist in residency at Biosphere 2 in Arizona.
6/22/2011 PR/advertising student wins Miss Pennsylvania
Juliann Sheldon was crowned Miss Pennsylvania and will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in January.
6/15/2011 Students visit media outlets in Prague during class trip
School of Communication students spent 11 days in Prague as part of the International Media class. The school selects a different international site each year.
5/10/2011 Alumna wins Golden Quill Award for Best Writing Online
Stephanie Rex, a 2007 graduate from the School of Communication, won the Golden Quill Award for Best Writing Online.
5/9/2011 Course offers real-world multimedia experience
Capstone is a workshop-style class held in the spring that culminates in a multimedia project and portfolio piece. The class is required for multimedia majors, but students in other School of Communications majors also take the class, so they can collaborate and combine their skills and expertise.
5/3/2011 Journalism student, grad win national award for Justice magazine article
Faith Cotter and Lucy Leitner won the SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award for their article "No Remorse," which was featured in Justice, a magazine published by Point Park's Innocence Institute.
4/28/2011 Assistant professor of photography to give lecture
Patrick Millard, assistant professor of photography at Point Park, will be speaking at the Humanity+ conference Transhumanism Meets Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
4/28/2011 Faculty member presents juried research paper
Dr. Tatyana Dumova, associate professor of communication at Point Park, presented a full-length juried research paper at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association in Arlington, Va., held April 13-17.
4/26/2011 M.A./M.B.A. program aims to give communications pros an edge
Point Park’s rigorous M.A./M.B.A. program is designed for communication professionals who work in or plan to work in management and executive positions. Shian-Li McGuire is studying for an M.A./M.B.A. while working full time as a manager of advertising at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
4/26/2011 Students get real look at media during trip to Washington, D.C.
Students and faculty from the School of Communication traveled to Washington, D.C. for three days in March to get an inside look at the communication industry. Students met media professionals, including editor-in-chief of DC magazine, and examined moments in news history at the Newseum, such as an exhibit about covering Hurricane Katrina.
4/12/2011 Grad assistant wins two press awards in Georgia
Point Park University grad assistant Pamela E. Walck won two press awards in Georgia for her series on female veterans.
4/6/2011 Pompeanis make Point Park, broadcasting a tradition
Point Park graduate Bob Pompeani is an accomplished sports broadcaster. His two daughters are following in his footsteps by also attending Point Park for broadcasting.
4/4/2011 Student organization wins national Rookie Chapter of the Year award
The newly formed Point Park University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society won National Rookie Chapter of the Year at the Society’s national awards ceremony in Los Angeles in March.
3/15/2011 WPPJ receives top honors at intercollegiate broadcasting systems conference
WPPJ, Point Park University's student-run radio station, was recognized by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) at the 71st Annual IBS National Conference in New York City.
3/1/2011 Assistant professor focuses on how art and technology intersect
Patrick Millard, who joined the School of Communication as an assistant professor of photography in the fall, is fascinated by how human beings interact with natural and synthetic environments.
1/11/2011 Innocence Institute work leads to reopening of high-profile case
The seven-year investigation by student reporters at the Innocence Institute at Point Park University has contributed to a judge’s decision to reopen a high-profile arson-murder case and consider whether the man convicted 14 years ago deserves a new trial.
12/27/2010 Photojournalism alum documents Project HOPE mission
School of Communication graduate Kristopher Radder spent three weeks as a volunteer public affairs officer on a Project HOPE mission to South America, taking photos and writing a blog.
11/18/2010 Students learn valuable tips at High School Media Day
High school students and teachers learned about the evolving world of journalism and media during the Point Park’s High School Media Day, a biannual event sponsored by the School of Communication.
5/31/2010 Students on Irish media trip meet with Ambassador Rooney
Point Park University students on a trip to study the Irish media and culture in Dublin had the great fortune to have on their itinerary not only a visit to the U.S. Embassy, but also an audience with Dan Rooney and several staff members.
3/23/2010 Alumni Profile: Kate Keib, promotion manager
Kate Keib, who received her B.A. and M.A. in journalism and mass communication, is promotion manager for Gannett Atlanta.
2/11/2010 Advertising/PR student wins Renaissance Award
Advertising/public relations major Miles Ritenour was named the Renaissance Scholar of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of Public Relations Society of America. He is also completing a cutting-edge virtual internship with WordWrite Communications.
1/28/2010 Work of student reporters plays role in outcome of criminal case
A prison inmate convicted of a brutal murder and given the death sentence will go free from prison, due in part to investigative reporting two student journalists did for the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.
1/17/2010 Prof. Hallock spotlights great journalists for new book
Point Park Assistant Professor Steven M. Hallock interviewed 10 legendary American journalists and conducted extensive research for his book "Reporters Who Made History."
12/16/2009 Associate professor chronicles life of NFL star James Harrison
"Never Give Up," by Associate Professor Bill Moushey with Bill Parise, chronicles the life of Steelers star linebacker James Harrison, who overcame many obstacles to be a success in the NFL.
12/7/2009 A discussion on digital media with associate professor
Dr. Heather Starr Fiedler, associate professor of digital media, specializes in new and emerging media technology, particularly online journalism.
12/7/2009 Assistant professor's photo book depicts beauty of state parks
Assistant Professor Chris Rolinson has published a fine art photography book of pictures taken in state parks in Western Pennsylvania, from Erie County to the Maryland border.
12/6/2009 Dean focuses on building School's innovative programs
As the first dean of the new School of Communication, Tim Hudson, Ph.D., is focusing on building the academic quality of the innovative programs already in place in the School, with an emphasis on preparing students for an ever-changing communication profession.
10/29/2009 New darkroom gives photo students better workspace
Right after spring term ended, work began on a high-priority project for the School of Communication's photography classes: renovation of the small, awkward black and white darkroom into a bigger, more efficient space that gives students plenty of room to work.

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