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Center for Media Innovation on track to open in fall

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Students used to walk to the corner of Wood Street and Third Ave. to grab a state-of-the-art hot dog from Nathan’s Famous restaurant. In the fall, they’ll use the same space once occupied by hot dog enthusiasts as a state-of the-art media facility.

The Center for Media Innovation is scheduled to open in the fall as the newest addition to Point Park University’s campus. Project Manager Adam DiMenno said Monday the facility is on schedule to open on time in the fall. Next week, the construction crew will begin installing signage on the building along with removing the Nathan’s Famous sign currently covered up on the building.

The facility will include a multimedia newsroom, photography studio, along with a new television and radio studio. The university is in the planning kickoff events for the Center for Media Innovation for the fall including a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 13.

Point Park announced in a press release in April that adjunct professor and Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter Andrew Conte will serve as the director for the new Center for Media Innovation. The 4,000-square-foot facility was designed by GBBN Architects and will cost $2.5 million to complete, paid in part with a grand from the Allegheny Foundation and sponsored by Trib Total Media, according to the press release.

Select Globe staff members, including News Photo Editor Chloe Jakiela, toured the space on June 20 as construction continues. Jakiela’s photos are below along with additional links to read previous Globe stories about the new Center for Media Innovation.

Photos by Chloe Jakiela
Project manager for the Center for Media Innovation, Adam DiMenno, stands
in front of a glass wall looking into what will be a television studio in the new facility.

Crews continue work inside the Center for Media Innovation’s new television studio.
The new 4,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in the fall.

Andrew Conte, the new director of the Center for Media Innovation, stands in front of
what will be a photography studio in the new facility with current Point Park students.

Read more about the new Center for Media Innovation:

With help from the Allegheny Foundation and Trib Total Media, University introduces Center for Media Innovation:

http://www.pointparkglobe.com/news/view.php/1013505/With-help-from-the-Allegheny-Foundation-

 

University announces Conte as the director of media center: 

http://www.pointparkglobe.com/news/view.php/1019862/University-announces-Conte-as-the-direct

 

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