About the Pittsburgh Independent

Pittsburgh’s above ground underground newspaper.

2x Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Golden Quill award winners (feature writing+biz/tech).

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We adhere to the 5 core principles of ethical journalism. Our stories are vetted, edited, and fact-checked before publication. If we make errors, we acknowledge them and correct the record.

We belong to the Pittsburgh Media Partnership, a cohort of Pittsburgh media organizations, which funds collaborative reporting. We are grateful for the support of Point Park’s Center for Media Innovation and the Benter Foundation for their support of the Downtown Pittsburgh Media Hub.

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Publisher, editor: Brian Conway.

Contributors: Emma DiehlTaylor FowlerAnthony StewartMichi Tapes. Lenny FlatleyNick Keppler. Alyse Horn. Luke Mongelli.