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Pitt To The Point

The University of Pittsburgh's broadcast news station where I reported on Business & Technology, Entertainment, and news from Pitt's Regional Campuses. Our program aired weekly on the University of Pittsburgh's official website and on KDKA-CBSN weekly. 

Skills: Content editing on Premiere Pro & Photoshop, investigative journalism, AP-style writing, and broadcast news production.   

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April 21st, 2023

"Ken Zapinski, Director of Research and Public Policy at Pittsburgh Works Together, promptly issued a press release stating that the ALA’s report was 'misleading,' and that it 'distort[ed] facts and disregard[ed] accepted air quality standards established by federal regulators.'"

April 14th, 2023

"'These are brilliant people who have done something amazing and genius with these platforms. Imagine if we used that knowledge for good – not for profit, but for good.'

Those are the words of Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., the Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association. We contacted Mr. Prinstein to elucidate the claims made in numerous lawsuits filed across the United States against major social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube."

April 7th, 2023

"Former President Donald Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in relation to the alleged suppression of an extra-marital affair with the pornographic actress Stephanie Clifford, known by the stage name Stormy Daniels. The charges were brought by Alvin Bragg, New York District Attorney."

Mar. 31st, 2023

"'Nature abhors a void,' says Pedersen, noting the way that we humans have a remarkable inclination to change and improve – robotics are just an example of that. The Orwellian fear that technology is going to take over society – or take people’s jobs – is unfounded, says Pedersen."

March 24th, 2023

“We don’t get albums in quite the same way that we used to,” remarks Webb, noting the way that the streaming-based structure of today’s music industry incentivizes musician’s to make shorter projects, like an EP. “An artist used to have concepts that they wanted to share with people, both in sound and in thought. The way to do that was to make this work of art within a whole album, so that it’s a complete story or entity.”

Mar. 17th, 2023

"A diverse set of 5 speakers will come together to discuss topics like wrongful convictions, probation reform, marijuana decriminalization, and how to recruit and retain law enforcement officers. On top of all of the above, there will be a free dinner!"

March 3th, 2023

"This past Saturday the wrestling team at the University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown (UPJ) traveled to East Stroudsburg and took home their second consecutive NCAA Division II Regional Crown. Overall, this is the team’s 25th Regional Crown, and comes after an undefeated, 15-0, season."

Producing

I filmed and edited each of these packages for our anchors to present

Fentanyl & The Opioid Epidemic

The University of Pittsburgh was chosen by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to be one of nine organizations in a national network studying drug-harm reduction techniques related to fentanyl and opioids.

I interviewed the lead researcher of this team, Dr. Deanna Wilson, and a care distributor at a local organization, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, practicing the same techniques. Full segment found at the Youtube link. 

Story research and subject interviewing, video editing as weekly news producer. .  

Feb. 10, 2023

East Palestine Train Derailment

I filmed an interview of an East Palestine, Ohio resident whose animal rescue farm was affected by the train derailment.

 

Researched story, captured and edited footage as Weekly News Producer. 

Feb. 03, 2023

Charles Anderson Memorial and Fern Hollow Bridge Closure

Story research & video capturing/production as Weekly News Producer

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