CMI 2020 Annual Report


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Community Outreach

High School Media Day - Fall Photos

Fall 2019 Participating High Schools:

• Freedom Area High School

• Mount Pleasant Area High School

• Bethel Park High School

• Pine-Richland High School

• Penn-Trafford High School

• Blackhawk High School

• Corry Middle/High School

• North Allegheny High School

• Shenango High School

• Avonworth High School

• Eden Christian Academy

• Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Photo by Stacey Federoff

Members of U-View, Point Park University’s student-run television station, lead a hands-on exercise with

local high school students in the CMI’s TV Studio.

Photo by Stacey Federoff

Public relations professor Bob O’Gara talks with a student during

his High School Media Day session on “Telling Your School’s Story.”

Fall 2019 Sessions and Leaders:

• PSPA Regional Journalism Contest

• Visual Effects with animation and visual effects professor

Jonathan Trueblood

• Podcast production with staff of student radio station


• Newswriting with staff of student newspaper The Globe

• TV production with staff of student TV station U-View

• Turning Your Passion Into A Career with local

professional photographers Brian Cook and Martha Rial

• Finding Story Ideas Where “Nothing” Happens with local

journalists Jamie Martines and Sonja Reis

• Using Public Relations to Tell Your School’s Story with

public relations professor Bob O’Gara

Photo by Stacey Federoff

Photo by Stacey Federoff

Photo by Stacey Federoff

Students listen to a presentation by professional photographers

Brian Cook and Martha Rial as they talk about what makes a great

High School students prepare to draw a picture for a public

relations exercise during a session led by Point Park PR professor

Members of the student-run WPPJ radio station talk to local high

school students about podcast production.


Bob O’Gara.

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