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New Media Ventures Kick Off In Pittsburgh

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