Andrew Conte, director of the Point Park News Service, interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman. More: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists discuss investigative series with students.
The Point Park News Service, operated in partnership with Trib Total Media, makes it possible for students to publish their work in professional media outlets starting from their first day of class.
PPNS operates as a wire service, drawing content from across the journalism curriculum. Stories are offered first to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for publication in one of its outlets. The Trib pays a stringer fee for every published article, and stories appear under the student's byline. Stories not published by Trib Total Media are available to other media outlets, and our students' work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Whirl magazine, Pop City, Pittsburgh City Paper and newspapers around the country.
Student-written stories recently published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via the Point Park News Service include:
- "Warhol Museum uses social media to give fans their moment"
- "Friends running to remember North Allegheny grad who died in race"
- "Green project could put park in Downtown Pittsburgh, 64 stories up"
- "Pittsburgh racks up bucks for every Penguins home playoff game"
- "Pittsburgh markets keep farm-fresh foods on the table throughout winter"
Student-written stories published in other media outlets include:
- "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous amonia," PublicSource.org
- "PNC Park home to MLB's 'Ballhawk' of the year," KDKA-TV
- "South Side graffiti watch tackles tagging with the neighborhood," South Pittsburgh Reporter
- "Trouble with rural women's shelters," Washington Observer-Reporter
- " Bald eagles and peregrine falcons make a comeback in PA," The Allegheny Front
In June 2014, Point Park News Service journalists won three of the four student entry category awards in the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association's Excellence in Journalism contest.
Visit the Point Park News Service website to learn more.
Contact the Point Park News Service:
Andy Conte, Investigative Reporter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Director, Point Park News Service