Post-Gazette Internship – Week 5!

Monday 6/18 We had a Q&A session with the PG Editorial Director, Kieth Burris this morning to address the Rob Rogers ordeal. I had a meeting today to launch my “Sounds of Pittsburgh” project, an interactive web feature that focuses on the sound and architecture of a few key spots around Pittsburgh. I’ll be working…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 4!

Monday 6/11 It was a big day for international news, with the Singapore Summit! This day that will surely go down in history. But now, we wonder, what will come of it? Today, I worked on spreadsheets to organize my larger projects, “Sounds of Pittsburgh” and “PG Vs.” I also did some preliminary research in…

Black bear sighted in Morningside, Highland Park

June 13, 2018 Bears are becoming a common sight across the Pittsburgh area this summer. Residents in White Hall, Swissvale, Edgewood and Greenfield have reportedly witnessed black bears over the past few weeks. The most recent sighting? Morningside and Highland Park… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Visual courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 3!

Monday 6/4 Today, I did a lot of reading and searching for stories through social media and news outlets. I also ended up finding a story that I was able to write from a reporter’s notes who attended the announcement of disaster preparedness community classes by the city of Pittsburgh. Tuesday 6/5 My story wasn’t…

Mayor Peduto unveils Prepared Pittsburgh, community-conscious climate initiative

June 4, 2018 AmeriCorps VISTA fellow Michael Roth and Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday the city’s new climate change initiative “Prepared Pittsburgh.” The program will provide free community classes across the city surrounding “climate-related risks and ongoing stresses affecting their communities.” “All these programs not only make us a stronger community; they make us stronger individually,” Mr. Peduto…

What’s going on with Point State Park’s main fountain?

June 5, 2018 Despite the recent warm and sunny weather, a Pittsburgh summer staple will be making a later appearance than usual this year. The Point State Park fountain’s main center spray, which can push water up to 120 feet, is currently under repair due to spring’s excessive, lingering flood season… Read more at the…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 2!

Monday 5/28 Happy Memorial Day! I had a nice, sunny holiday off. A few of us attended the Pirates vs. Cubs baseball game at PNC Park. PG Executive Editor David Shribman generously gave a few of the interns nice tickets for the game. Although the Pirates lost, it was still great day to enjoy the…