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A team of Point Park University students was awarded third place at the first foundation-sponsored journalism competition in the region. Seniors David Hoedeman, print journalism, Emily Newman, print journalism and Nicole Porter, broadcasting, were among 18 groups of students who worked in teams to produce a range of media reports for this year's Women's Health & the Environment Conference.

Hoedeman, Newman and Porter produced a print story, broadcast story and slideshows for the competition. They then used their multimedia skills to take it to the next level by creating a web page that displayed their pieces. The team added some interactive elements including a "How much do you know about environmental issues?" quiz.

The contest was funded and coordinated by The Heinz Endowments as part of its sponsorship of this year's Women's Health & the Environment Conference. The conference, also presented by Teresa Heinz and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, was the focal point of the competition.

Take a look at the team's submission.