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.
"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.