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Alexander Popichak Multimedia journalist, producer and director

Alexander Popichak is a multimedia journalist, producer and director based in Pittsburgh, Pa. His journalistic work has been published by 90.5 WESA - Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, 535media's upgruv, the Point Park University Globe, WPPJ 670-AM and Point Park's U-View Television. Production credits include production, organization and direction of the Point ______ Live! television event, direction of WPPJ's 2016 Election Night coverage, the Globe's Pioneer Public video series, Point Park's Pioneer Spotlight series and Chairshot Reality.

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Education
B.A. Broadcast Production and Media Management2015 - PresentPoint Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Minor: Journalism
Graduation: December 2018

Diploma2009 - 2015Carlynton Junior-Senior High School, Carnegie, PA

Graduation Date: June 12, 2015 Class Rank: 10/92 GPA: 4.0

Experience
WPPJ, 670 AM - PittsburghJanuary 2018 - PresentGeneral Manager

Oversees day-to-day operation of a student radio station based in Pittsburgh.

Point Park Globe2015 - 2017Editor-in-Chief

Managed staff as head administrator, coordinated publication and layout, and wrote pieces

Highlights: coordinated 2017 Inauguration Coverage, planned and executed 50th Anniversary Edition and Celebration

Print circulation: 1,000 Online Reach: 400 Weekly Previous positions: Editor-Elect, News Editor Click here for my full Globe Profile

Point Park University Student Production ServicesAugust 2017 - PresentStudio Apprentice

Manages and maintains studio facilities for use by various internal and external television and cinema productions.

90.5 WESA-FM, Pittsburgh's NPR News StationSummer 2017Production Assitant

Pitched, wrote and produced content for 90.5 WESA. Duties included conducting interviews, recording spots and pitching features.

Project Highlight: From Highways To Runways: In Search Of The Noisiest Spot In Pittsburgh For WESA's Good Question Series, I wrote and produced this feature in search of the noisiest spot in Pittsburgh. This is the resulting package:

For my 90.5 WESA profile, click here

Point Park Television's Point ______ Live!2018Executive Producer

Oversaw execution of live sketch comedy show March 25, 2018.

Executive ProducerOctober 2016 - PresentPoint Park NewsNight

Crafts and presents long-form enterprise segments, produces, writes and directs live-to-tape news show. Created show with Robert Bertha. Click here for a sample reel of NewsNight.

News DirectorJanuary 2017 - May 2017WPPJ 670 AM - Pittsburgh

Developed on-air news updates and features for Point Park's student-run radio station, WPPJ.

Technical DirectorJanuary 2017 - May 2017Pioneer Spotlight, Point Park Athletics

Directed live-to-tape weekly feature program for Point Park's Athletics department. Worked alongside host Josh Croup to produce weekly web feature. Guests were athletes and coaches from around the Point Park athletic world.

Editor-Elect (Managing Editor)February 2016 - December 2016Point Park Globe

Supervised staff, critiqued layout and wrote pieces

535Media, LLC / UpgruvSummer 2016Editorial Intern

Aggregated and wrote content for a trending news website

Project Highlight: The Stanley Cup Tracker Developed and created a map documenting the travels of the Stanley Cup following the Pens' 2016 Stanley Cup win.

For my upgruv.com profile, click here.

Point Park GlobeSeptember 2015 - February 2016News Editor

Pitched, edited, wrote, and created layout of weekly newspaper’s news section

Leadership Roles and Experience
Point Park University Office of Student LifeAugust 2016 - May 2017Resident Educator

Planned and executed community-centric events and programming, mediated roommate conflicts, managed programming deadlines and managed crises as needed.

United Student Government of Point Park UniversitySeptember 2015 - May 2016Senator

Served as a representative for School of Communication, served on communication committee and planned 2016 Pioneer Community Day service event, placing 70+ volunteers across the Greater Pittsburgh Area to donate 4+ hours of service

Awards and Recognition
  • 2018 Region 4 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence winner for Breaking News Reporting and finalist for Breaking News Reporting and Editorial Writing
  • 2017 Region 4 SPJ Mark of Excellence finalist for Photography
  • Winner, 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcast Service “Best Celebrity interview” award for interview with Sarah Koenig
  • Winner, 2017 U-View Television Dale Award for Best Overall Production for NewsNight
  • Point Park University Presidential Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • Eagle Scout, Troop 831 in Carnegie, PA (November 14, 2014)
Memberships and Associations:
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • National Eagle Scout Association Life Member