CMI strives for service through storytelling
Triple-platinum singer-songwriter Andy Grammer could have been talking about journalism when he gave a piece of advice to students last month during a visit to the CMI.
When students first embark on their careers, people such as faculty, family and friends, are generous with their time and energy to serve as support for learning and growth. But, eventually, something should shift: "You gave to me – instead of me giving to you ... in every interaction leave someone feeling like you gave them significantly more than they gave you."
At the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, a laboratory for the present and future of journalistic storytelling, we work toward that service by sharing stories of all different types of people – people who have served in the military, people with disabilities, people from small towns and large cities.
Whether it's a Dis/Ability Symposium, a roundtable like Answers on the Airwaves, a collaborative project like Bridge Pittsburgh, an opportunity to teach students at High School Media Day or a review of emotion-filled sports photographs at Stories from the Field, we strive to bring people together.
We hope you'll read about these past events and feel inspired, so you can join us in the future and take part in using storytelling to serve others.
– Director Andrew Conte and CMI staff
Above: Andy Grammer and Point Park spokesman Lou Corsaro listen and react to a question from a Point Park student when the singer-songwriter visited the CMI to share advice for aspiring arts and entertainment managers and performers.