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Why do you value local news?

| Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 5:48 p.m.

Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation opened Tuesday in Downtown Pittsburgh with a day's worth of panel discussions and Q&A sessions about the future of journalism.

The Trib talked on video to some of the Point Park teachers and students who will be working in the center and fostered a larger discussion about the value of local journalism on Twitter and Facebook, which we compiled in Storify.

"What we're trying to say here is that there has to be a future for journalism."

"We have the ability to do so much."

"Our students really need to learn how to work on every platform."

"Media's changing, we need to change with it."

Andrew Conte, director of Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation, talks to jounalism students and professionals Tuesday at an open house for the center. Conte is a former investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Andrew Conte, director of Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation, talks to jounalism students and professionals Tuesday at an open house for the center. Conte is a former investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
Josh Croup, 20, a Junior at Point Park University, addresses the crowd at an open house for the Point Park Center for Media Innovation on Tuesday. The center opened with a day’s worth of panel discussions and Q&A sessions about the future of journalism. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Josh Croup, 20, a Junior at Point Park University, addresses the crowd at an open house for the Point Park Center for Media Innovation on Tuesday. The center opened with a day’s worth of panel discussions and Q&A sessions about the future of journalism. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
A crowd of journalism students and professionals listens Tuesday to Andrew Conte (not pictured), director of Point Park University's newly opened Center for Media Innovation, at an open house for the center in Downtown. Conte is a former investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
A crowd of journalism students and professionals listens Tuesday to Andrew Conte (not pictured), director of Point Park University's newly opened Center for Media Innovation, at an open house for the center in Downtown. Conte is a former investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Trib Total Media is a sponsor of the center.
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