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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.
Since 2005, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has published 300 student-written stories via the Point Park News Service, including:
- "Western Pennsylvania loses out on film work amid state budget impasse"
- "'Kill Em All' spinoff planned with 'Burgh setting"
- "Pennsylvania budget impasse leaves college students without funds"
- "Company pushes buttons on radical idea: cell-free concerts"
- "'Foxcatcher' producer enjoying success at young age"
- "Sensitivity aids Western Pennsylvania women in funeral business"
- "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"
Author Jennifer Steil at Point Park
Student-written stories published in other media outlets include:
- "City safety blitz gets underway in Carrick," South Pittsburgh Reporter
- "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 April 2015, three Point Park News Service journalists won a Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania News Media Association:
- "Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash"
- "More women taking care of funeral business"
- "Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation"
Visit the Point Park News Service website to learn more.
Contact the Point Park News Service:
Andrew Conte, Investigative Reporter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Director, Point Park News Service