Close to Home: A Postindustrial Series

In the Spring of 2023, the Global Studies Center and Postindustrial, a multimedia outlet focused on reimagining industrial communities, will host a 4-part series that will allow a small group of students to develop journalism skills while learning about global issues in the context of Appalachia. Students will get the opportunity to learn about podcast production and journalistic writing from Postindustrial journalists, that have a wealth of knowledge and experience in reporting on global issues as they relate to our region.

By the end of the series, students will have the tools to produce narrative written work, created a podcast episode, and learned about other podcast production techniques. These skills will be situated in discussions about the impacts of the war in Afghanistan, slow violence, and extractive economies featuring conversations with individuals who experienced those impacts firsthand both at home and abroad

The series sessions will be held on February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, and will be held in person.

Carmen Gentile
Workshop Leader
Founder, Postindustrial Media
Kimberly Palmiero
Workshop Leader
Editor, Project Manager, Small Business Owner

The series is open to all undergraduate Pitt students.

Elaine Linn