About The Pittsburgh Independent

The Independent covers news and happenings that mass media won’t. Whether it’s the former mayor’s illegal use of social media monitoring software, secret pay raises to the county executive’s inner circle, a local billionaire stepping on the music scene, or oil industry gaslighting over public health — we are unafraid to speak truth to power.

We profile Pittsburgh bands and artists based on their merit and mission, and provide a space for local filmmakers and other cultural leaders to speak honestly about issues that matter.

We adhere to the highest journalistic standards and the 5 core principles of ethical journalism. Our stories are vetted, edited, and fact-checked before publication. We are members the Pittsburgh Media Partnership, a cohort of Pittsburgh media organizations.

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Founder and publisher: Brian Conway.

Contributors: Lenny Flatley. Emma Diehl. Taylor Fowler. Anthony Stewart. Michitapes.