Point Park University-Produced Film Premiers on WQED
Pennsylvania’s endangered watersheds are the focus of Downstream, a half-hour documentary produced by Point Park University's School of Communication environmental journalism program, in association with WQED Multimedia, and made possible through a grant from the Heinz Endowments.
Students Produce Film About Superfund Site on Upper Clark Fork River
Point Park University students journeyed to Missoula, Mont., last May to document an ongoing clean-up of the Upper Clark Fork River, the largest Superfund site clean-up in the United States.
The result of that effort is a 17-minute documentary entitled Superfund: Tailing History. Tailing refers to residue or waste materials left over after separating valuable ore, such as copper, from rock.
Students in the journalism program will thrive in a supportive environment of challenging courses, experienced faculty and small class sizes. Courses include:
- Data Journalism & Representation
- Case Studies in Environmental Science
- General Chemistry I
- Graphic Design I
- Photography for Non-Majors
- Environmental Science
- General Biology II
Careers in Journalism
Graduates will be equipped with the core skills essential to any career in journalism - television, radio, print, web, etc. - and prepared to handle the environmental beat or any other beat upon graduation.
Check out a collection of our students' work in the environmental report.
Access to Pittsburgh Media Outlets
Students will have access to some of the region's leading media outlets in Pittsburgh that provide opportunities for internships, networking and real-world experience, some of which include: