Brian Conway

Brian Conway is an independent journalist based in Pittsburgh and founder of the Pittsburgh Independent. Published in Vice, the Daily Dot, and elsewhere, his investigative reporting into lead in Pittsburgh’s drinking water earned 2018 first prize in environmental reporting from the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and prompted the water authority to strengthen its safe water drinking guidelines. His breaking news and investigative reporting into Pittsburgh’s Hays Woods parkland prompted resident outcry, which disrupted a high-end residential housing project planned for the site.

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