The founding director of the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, Andy writes a column for NEXTpittsburgh called The Public Editor where he focuses on local media. He serves on the board of directors for the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
With Post-Gazette employees on the verge of another strike, and amid concerns about the newspaper’s treatment of Black journalists and topics, Wischnowski returns to Pittsburgh as the paper’s new executive editor.
"Protest-related stories by two staffers — city hall reporter Ashley Murray and general assignment reporter Lauren Lee — suddenly disappeared without explanation from the PG’s website shortly after they tweeted support for Alexis."
Reporters have to cover certain stories to make the economic model work -- and they also have to pursue enterprise stories that uncover corruption and hold powerful people accountable. The job demands both.