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.
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.
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.
Point Park Offers M.A. in Media Communication
Students in the program choose one of three specializations: journalism, PR and advertising or documentary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students and Alumni Host Research Colloquium
Students presented their research at the Three Rivers Communication Technology Colloquium.
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.
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.
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.
WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
WPPJ students head to New York in March for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Bill Moushey Teaches Real-World Journalism at Point Park
Bill Moushey is a professor of journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
Justin Karter Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Meet Justin Karter, a recent graduate of the M.A. in journalism and mass communication program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WPPJ Nominated for College Radio Awards
Student staff members head to New York City in March 7-9 for the national conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Journalism and Global Cultural Studies Alumna Lands Job at Observer-Reporter
Meet Emily Petsko, a double major in journalism and global cultural studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School of Communication Adjunct Faculty Members Win Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award
Gina Catanzarite and Maria Kakay were part of a team that produced "Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis."
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Hosts Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop
Area high school students explored careers in journalism at the week-long interactive workshops.
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.
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.
Internship Profile: School of Communication Student Kathryn Jones, Toonseum
Meet Kathryn Jones, a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zoe Sadler Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior and Honors Award
Meet Zoë Sadler a double major in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
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.
Journalism Student Andrew Goldstein Receives Myron Cope Scholarship
The Myron Cope Endowed Scholarship benefits journalism and broadcasting students at Point Park University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Photojournalism Major and Transfer Student Sean McKeag
Sean McKeag discusses why he chose to transfer to Point Park to study photojournalism.
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.
Communication Student Receives Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship
Meet Kim Roberts, a sophomore double majoring in public relations and advertising and multimedia.
Transfer Student Alex Peterson Discusses Why He Chose to Attend Point Park
Meet broadcasting reporting major Alex Peterson.
2012 Alumna is Web Designer and Developer at United Steelworkers
Alumna Erin Price earned a B.A. in multimedia in 2012.
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.
Adjunct 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2010 Alumna is Director of Marketing and Communications at Highmark Stadium
Angela Nelson received her B.A. in public relations and advertising in 2010.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alumni profile: Meet Natalie Orio, media client services manager at cj Advertising
Natalie (Urban) Orio received her B.A. in photojournalism in 2006.
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.
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.
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.
Alumna is Marketing Coordinator at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Meet Mallory Laporte, a 2006 graduate of the public relations and advertising program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Meet B.A. Alumna and Yelp Community Manager Rachel Carlson
Rachel Carlson is a 2004 alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
M.A. alumnae author "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh"
Meet Sarah Sudar and Julia Gongaware, authors of "Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh."
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.
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.
Alumni Profile: Kristina Martin, Associate Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine
Kristina Martin received a B.A. in journalism in 2010.
Meet M.A. Student and Fulbright Scholar Olga Zaichenko
Olga Zaichenko is pursuing a M.A. in journalism and mass communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master's in journalism and mass communication offers tracks to success
A new program offering subject concentrations has broadened the master's degree tracks.
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.
Alumni Profile: Eric Davidow, Production Technician at Fox CT
Meet Eric Davidow, a broadcasting major working at Fox CT.
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.
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.
Broadcast Major Interning at MTV Networks
Meet Alicia Lyons, a double major in broadcasting and secondary education-mass communication.
Meet M.A. Alumna and Communications Assistant Stephanie Sikora
Stephanie Sikora is a 2011 M.A. alumna of Point Park's School of Communication.
Alumni profile: Josh Frketic, Anchor/Reporter at WVVA-TV
Josh Frketic is a 2011 alum and works at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, W.Va.
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.
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.
Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Cecala, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
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.
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.
Graduating senior receives Academic Excellence Award
Recent graduate, Adelyn Biedenbach, discusses her experience at Point Park and her future career plans.
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.
School of Communication Alumna Authors 'Working Stiffs'
Lucy Leitner is a 2010 graduate who recently authored her first book.
Adjunct professor wins Ray Sprigle Memorial Award
Professor Andrew Conte received the Ray Sprigle Memorial Award at the annual Golden Quill Awards banquet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student to compete in Miss America pageant
School of Communication student Juliann Sheldon will represent Pennsylvania in the Miss America pageant Jan. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adjunct 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park to host photographic arts lecture
The Speaking Light photographic arts lecture series kicks off Sept. 30 with a lecture by Tim Fabian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alumni Profile: Heidi Dezayas, editor of Plum-Oakmont Patch
Heidi Dezayas, a 2007 broadcasting graduate, is the local editor for Plum-Oakmont Patch.
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
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.
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.
Alumni Profile: Miles Ritenour, Ketchum account coordinator
Miles Ritenour, class of 2010, is account coordinator at Ketchum Public Relations.
Alumni profile: John West, documentary photojournalist
John West, a 2007 photojournalism graduate, is a documentary photojournalist and owns his own company, John West Photography.
Professor served as artist in residence at Biosphere 2
Patrick Millard, assistant professor of photography, was artist in residency at Biosphere 2 in Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.