School of Communication

Center for Media Innovation Welcomes Host, Co-Creator of Serial Podcast to Point Park Sept. 13

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pictured is Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of 'Serial' Podcast. Photo  | Elise Bergerson

Registrations have met capacity for this event. 

Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of the most listened-to podcast Serial, is the keynote speaker for Point Park University's official opening of its Center for Media Innovation Sept. 13. The center — an integrated 4,000-square-foot New York City-style media facility in Downtown Pittsburgh — will educate a new generation of tech-savvy journalists. 

During her presentation, Koenig will speak to the Point Park community about her career as a traditional journalist, radio producer, and now host and co-creator of the Peabody award-winning podcast Serial.

Pictured is Sarah Koenig. Photo | Meredith Heuer

"The great thing about having Sarah at Point Park for opening the Center for Media Innovation is that she has her roots in traditional reporting, but she put a new spin on the delivery system and made podcasts cool again," said Andrew Conte, director of the center. "The Serial podcast was both an editorial and commercial success, breaking new ground with its reporting and making money."

Also on opening day, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend panel discussions with professionals from local television, radio and new media companies.
  • Attend a presentation and Q&A with Chris Eames, ESPN's vice president of sales and marketing, and James Kerr, AT&T's director of sponsorship, hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
  • Enjoy an outdoor lunch in Village Park, featuring entertainment by Pioneer Records, Point Park University's record label.

Koenig's presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom

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Lead photo by Elise Bergerson. Headshot by Meredith Heuer.

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