What are the benefits of participating?
You will get to:
Tell a story that needs to be told. This is an opportunity to give a resource-intensive story the coverage it deserves.
Increase your engagement with the audiences you serve by leveraging the resources the collaborative will bring to hosting and facilitating community workshops and listening sessions.
Demonstrate the value of journalism as a public good and counter the narratives threatening the industry.
Meet and learn from a diverse network of people thinking and working on the future of journalism in this region.
Discover economies of scale. The process is as important as what we publish. It’s a chance to experiment with new resources and create relationships that can help you with your own long-term strategy.
Have a voice regarding the distribution of a $30,000 resource fund for the project.
WhO IS Participating?
More than three dozen news outlets participated in the year-long preliminary discussions and planning of the collaborative initiative, including nonprofit organizations, for-profit enterprises, urban alt-weeklies, community-focused outlets and regionally-focused organizations. Those organizations included:
WESA, PublicSource, WQED, Storyburgh, the Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, KDKA, WPXI, Atlantic Media’s CityLab, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Current, the New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, the Incline, NEXT Pittsburgh, Unabridged Press, East End Print, Northside Chronicle, Homewood Nation, Tube City Almanac, Mon Valley Independent, Gazette 2.0 - McKees Rocks, Environmental Health News and Postindustrial Magazine.
Students and journalism educators from Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University, and California University also informed the shape the collaborative is taking.
During the next phase of the project, partners will formalize their relationship with Bridge Pittsburgh and work together to cover an issue of significant importance to the region.
More questions? Please get in touch with us. We’re happy to answer them.