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New Media Ventures Kick Off In Pittsburgh

Point Park University (L), The Incline (R)


Tuesday marks the official launch of two new media ventures in Pittsburgh.

The Incline, sister site to Philadelphia-based Billy Penn, opened and closed its burgeoning website early Tuesday. Editor Lexi Belculfine, formerly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said the North Side-based company will offer aggregated content, original reporting and networking events.

Across the Allegheny, Point Park University’s $2.5 million Center for Media Innovation, led by former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigative reporter Andrew Conte, opened its doors as well.

The Downtown facility, formerly a Nathan’s hot dog shop, houses television and radio studios, a multimedia newsroom and gallery. Pedestrians can catch a street-side view of the media center, located at Wood Street and Third Avenue.

Serial podcast creator Sarah Koenig will speak at the center Tuesday night as a part of its launch events.