Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism exists to provide coverage of the issues that directly affect our local communities and the people who live, work and go to school in them. Our journalists will strive to provide a particular focus on the inequities in our systems and attempt to give voice to those whose voices are not being heard and to shine light into systems that are currently opaque.
Read our first series, Leveling the Playing Field, here.
We hope to be able to fill some of the gaps in local news coverage -- gaps created by shrinking news staffs at area media outlets that rely on advertising revenue with both longform and more immediate stories.
PINJ is based on the BINJ Model, which exists to:
Photos by Jake Mysliwczyk
We have a small staff of freelance reporters, but plan to emphasize the importance of community-based storytelling. Our nonprofit status allows PINJ to seek funding sources that enable us to investigate, research, and write stories and allows us to keep our independence.
We plan to provide coverage of the City of Pittsburgh with long-term and long-form enterprise and investigative reporting.
PINJ is made possible by a partnership with our fiscal sponsor The Alternative News Foundation.
Vist our Board of Directors here.
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