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A Creative, Collaborative Space for Students

The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University breaks the mold in educating the new generation of tech-savvy journalists.

The $2.5 million, 4,000-square-foot facility includes:

  • Video studio: Report live on breaking news for U-View or assist in the taping of show for a local TV station
  • Radio studio: Broadcast live on WPPJ or run a podcast for local media professionals
  • Photo studio: Create artistic portraits in an ideal space, equipped with ceiling grids and the latest lighting technology
  • Multimedia newsroom: Collaborate with fellow journalists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, social media strategists and web developers to tell a story
  • Presentation and gallery space: Showcase creative work and view the work of others, including notable visiting artists
Photo by Nikole Kost.

An Innovative Networking Place for Media Professionals

The center also serves as a resource for professional journalists, providing networking opportunities and a working space. Examples include:

  • ONA Pittsburgh and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania hosted Freelancing in the New Media Landscape
  • 90.5 WESA-FM, Pittsburgh's NPR radio station, broadcast The Confluence show live
  • Stories from the Presidential Campaign Trail featured professionals from KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Post and CNN
  • #MediaPioneers panel featured professionals from WPXI-TV, Trib Total Media, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp., The Incline, NEXTpittsburgh, UpGruv and PublicSource
The center opened its doors to students and the public for a gallery curated by Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The center opened its doors to students and the public for a gallery curated by Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

An Informative Showcase for the Community

Additionally, the center welcomes the public inside to take an active role in media discussions during community events. Previous events include:

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