Alumna Jasmine Goldband is a Photographer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Friday, August 16, 2013
Meet Jasmine Goldband
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism, 2003
Employer: Staff Photographer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
College Activities and Internships: Photography intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, president, Point Park Student Government, photo editor of The Globe
Hometown: Macungie, Pa.
Now living in: Mexican War Streets in the North Side
High School: Emmaus High School
Hobbies and Interests: Swimming, hiking, yoga, blogging, reading, multimedia production, film
Professional Memberships: National Press Photographers Association, Women in Film and Media
What factors made you choose to study photojournalism at Point Park?
The hands-on approach appealed to me and I was very impressed with the newsroom atmosphere. I liked the small class sizes offered and personal relationships I was able to build with my instructors. The urban campus offered me so many opportunities to network with media professionals and build a competitive portfolio.
How did your college education prepare you for your career?
The School of Communication faculty provided me with real-world industry knowledge and insight.
What are your key responsibilities at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review?
I photograph daily news, feature and portrait assignments. I also regularly work on long-term investigative projects, shoot multimedia presentations, including video and audio visual slideshows.
Please list recent awards you received for your work.
- Robert L. Vann Media Award, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
- Clarion Award, Association for Women in Communications
- National Headliner Award, Press Club of Atlantic City
- The Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter's Spotlight Award
- NPPA Spot News Award
What advice do you have for photojournalism and photography students?
Learn as many visual media as possible to give yourself an edge. I recommend that photography students take business classes to prepare for work as a freelance photography business owner. Also, learn as many computer languages as possible like HTML, Java or Ruby. These skills are extremely valuable in the modern newsroom.