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.