Point Park News Service

Point Park News Service

Andy Conte, director of the Point Park News Service, leads a group of student writers and photographers through an exercise identifying possible news and photo stories from the city around them.

The Point Park News Service is a collaboration between the Point Park University and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where students have the opportunity to report and photograph stories for publication on the Point Park News Service website, the Tribune-Review group of news papers and beyond. If a student story or photograph is used by the Tribune-Review the student receives a stringer fee for the work. Payment for the student work is a unique aspect to this news service.

The goal of the news service is to simulate a real world news room experience and provide an opportunity for young photojournalists and journalists and opportunity to publish in the broader community outside of campus.

Check out the Point Park News Service website for student stories and photographs.

Student News Services

Kevin, Kelly, Jessica
This month’s Society of Professional Journalists Quill Magazine features the Point Park News Service and a few of my photographs. The news service is coordinated by Andrew Conte of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The service consists of a writing section and a photojournalism section. I coordinate the photojournalists. Each student in the News Service has an opportunity to have their fresh new stories and images published in the Tribune-Review and beyond. Have a look and see how student news services are changing journalism.