Center for Media Innovation

Bridge Pittsburgh Hires Project Editor

Center for Media Innovation
Bridge Pittsburgh Hires Project Editor

Bridge Pittsburgh Media Partnership is pleased to announce that it has hired AmyJo Brown to serve as the collaboration’s founding project editor. Brown has had a long history in journalism, and as a Pittsburgh native, she has deep roots in the region as well. Please join us in welcoming her to Bridge Pittsburgh.

About AmyJo Brown

AmyJo Brown is a veteran investigative reporter, an editor and an instructor who brings skills from inside and outside traditional journalism to help tell stories that get an audience’s attention.

A western Pennsylvania native, she has worked in local newsrooms around the country, at publications of all types — from the East Oregonian in the cowboy country of Oregon to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock to Pittsburgh’s alt-weekly, the City Paper.

As a reporter, her work prompted changes in government practice and policy, the recovery of misused tax dollars, nonprofit accountability and increased reader engagement. As an editor, she led innovation in digital publishing — notably, designing and leading the implementation of one of the industry’s first paywall experiments in local news and designing custom data tools built from public records. She has also facilitated executive-level strategic planning efforts within globally dispersed Fortune 500 companies, locally-run nonprofits and media organizations. She is a member of the 2019 cohort “50 women who can change the world in journalism.”

Brown also teaches journalism as an adjunct instructor at Point Park University and is the secretary/treasurer of the Pittsburgh Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.