Written

Above most things, I am a writer. My written work has been published in everything from the Point Park University Globe to press releases for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America. Below is a listing of my work sorted by publication. Click to expand.

Sample of Clips:

Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes (Point Park Globe, Spring 2017)
– A story interviewing Point Park University president Dr. Paul Hennigan breaking down the reasons behind the tuition increase for the 2017-2018 school year.
City of Pittsburgh celebrates bicentennial (Point Park Globe, Spring 2016)
– A story on deadline giving a relatively comprehensive overview of the city’s celebration of its bicentennial. Interviews included a city councilman and the chairman of the committee.
An idea with legs: Pittsburgh pair work to open ‘cat cafe’ (upgruv, Summer 2016)
– In a story written for upgruv, I profiled a duo who were working to start their own cat cafe business. This story was first profiled and published by us, with other local outlets following shortly after.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders shares platform at rally with Pittsburghers, students (Point Park Globe, Spring 2016)
– Credentialed press for the first presidential candidate to visit Pittsburgh from the 2016 election cycle. First presidential campaign coverage in the 2016 election cycle by the Globe.
What’s behind Carnegie Museum’s magical ‘Mystery’ door? (upgruv, Summer 2016)
– Multimedia piece for upgruv in which I collaborated with Sydney Bauer to create an audiovisual piece to accompany a written overview of the Carnegie Museums’ “Section of Mystery.”
SAEM students manage high school artists for WYEP “Reimagination” compilation CD (Point Park Globe, Spring 2016)
– Profile on the public radio station’s teaming up with the Point Park SAEM program. Interviews conducted on site and included Greg Joseph of the Clarks and program director Matthew Spangler.

The Point Park University Globe

The work I do for the Point Park Globe is all original reporting usually completed on tighter deadlines. For some stories I shoot my own photography and videography, but the primary point is getting the story right for our readership.

Staff profile with full list of photographic and journalistic contributions
Positions Held: Assistant News Editor (Fall 2015), News Editor (Spring 2016), Editor-Elect (Feb. 2016 – Jan. 2017) Editor-in-Chief (Jan. 2017 – Present)
2016-2017
Tanzilli assumes role as dean of newly-named Rowland School of Business
– Deadline story on the announcement of the naming of Point Park’s school of business and the naming of its first-ever dean, Steve Tanzilli.
Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes
– A story interviewing Point Park University president Dr. Paul Hennigan breaking down the reasons behind the tuition increase for the 2017-2018 school year.
Celebrating 50 years of Point Park News
– 50th Anniversary piece for the Globe
The Don of a new era
– Piece on the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.
Students, staff members mark MLK day with events
WPPJ’s Rock-a-Thon returns for its 36th year
Local journalists share experiences from campaign trail
Point Park Police don body cams
2015-2016
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders shares platform at rally with Pittsburghers, students
City of Pittsburgh celebrates bicentennial
‘Showdown aimed to strengthen community for clubs, members
University Center screens new documentary film from Sebak
SAEM students manage high school artists for WYEP “Reimagination” compilation CD
University hires new in-house mental health counselor who hopes to expand department
University adopts the national trend of test-optional admissions for incoming students with hopes of broadening applicant admissions
University unveils new digital signage
Point Park hires 19 full-time professors

upgruv Originals

A lot of the work I did with upgruv was aggregate work – reposting AP wire stories and the like. These stories, however, were entirely written and sourced by me:
What’s behind Carnegie Museum’s magical ‘Mystery’ door?
An idea with legs: Pittsburgh pair work to open ‘cat cafe’

Behind the lens of the Stanley Cup celebration

Carnegie citizens line streets to greet veterans
Cones and Oms a delicious combo
Breaking down Port Authority changes

Essays

Letters from the Editor…
Letters written by me as Editor-in-Chief for the Point Park Globe
“To give the news without fear or favor…”
Celebrating Point Park’s other stage (50th Anniversary Letter)
I’ve always been a fan of maps… (my first letter as editor)
UOC of USA Press Releases
These are articles I wrote for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America. These were reflection pieces – meaning they’re not exactly journalistic work.
Archpastoral Visit of His Grace Bishop Daniel to Slickville, Pa! (2016)
Archpastoral Visit to Slickville, Pa! (2013)

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