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Point Park University's School of Communication will celebrate Myron Cope Day February 7 by hosting three panels about his time as a communication professional in Pittsburgh.

Bernie Ankney, dean of the School of Communication, and Andrew Conte, director of the Center for Media Innovation, will emcee the panel discussions, which will be held in 200 Lawrence Hall from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"Myron Cope forged a legendary career that is worthy of both honor and reflection," Ankney said. "His importance to the Pittsburgh communication landscape is reflected by the impressive professionals willing to take part in our panel events so they can discuss his legacy and impact." 

Schedule of Events

Myron Cope: Print Journalist
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Panelists: Ed Bouchette, senior staff writer, The Athletic, and Tom McMillan, co-director, Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing

Myron Cope: Broadcast Journalist
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 

Panelists: Alby Oxenreiter, sports director, WPXI, and Andrew Stockey, sports director, WTAE

Myron Cope: Radio Color Commentator
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panelists: Greg Brown, play-by-play announcer, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Bill Hillgrove, play-by-play announcer, Pittsburgh Steelers

Myron Cope Sound-alike Competitions

The event will conclude at 12:15 p.m. with two Myron Cope sound-alike competitions judged by Greg Brown, Keith Paylo, vice president and dean of students at Point Park, and Kevin Taylor, associate athletic director and director of athletic communications at Point Park.

The first Myron Cope sound-alike competition will be for high school students who plan to attend Point Park to study sports communication or broadcasting. The prospective students can win a $500 scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester. Prospective students can enter their Cope sound-alike videos by going to YouTube, posting a video, and emailing the link to rankney@pointpark.edu. Five, $500 scholarships will be awarded.

The second Myron Cope sound-alike competition will be for people who attend the Myron Cope Day events. The top three Cope sound-alikes will win a Point Park sweatshirt. Other contestants will receive a Point Park t-shirt or mug.

Join Us for Myron Cope Day

Seating is limiting to 60 people. Please register online via Eventbrite.

Point Park's School of Communication will broadcast the event on YouTube so high school journalism, broadcast, and communication students and teachers can watch the events. For more information on the livestream, reach out to Tara Myers: tmyers@pointpark.edu.

Support the Myron Cope Scholarship

If you are interested in supporting the Myron Cope Scholarship, please reach out to Kristin DeLuca: kdeluca@pointpark.edu.

Myron Cope Day is sponsored by the School of Communication, Rowland School of Business and the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.


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