The first ever Pittsburgh Pitch is in the books, and we hope you had a great time being part of it.
Props and kudos to everyone that pitched a story idea, showed up on the night, sponsored the party, or just helped us spread the word.
You made this brave little experiment a success, and for that we are enormously grateful.
We were thrilled to be able to provide $1,000 for production of the second- and third-placed stories, also, thanks to investments by 100 Days in Appalachia and the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University.
Congratulations to the winning reporters!
1st - Alyse Horn-Pyatt (Storyburgh): racial divide in the cannabis economy in Pennsylvania.
2nd - Rossilynne Culgan (The Incline): amidst Pittsburgh’s hot restaurant scene, food deserts and food insecurity.
3rd - Neil Strebig: is local print journalism the cause or the savior of the 'fake news' epidemic?