Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

5:02 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Local Editorial Cartoonists React to Attacks in France

Editorial cartoonists around the world, including Pittsburgh, are creating cartoons in response to the attacks against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Masked gunmen stormed into the French magazine’s office Wednesday morning, killed 12 people, including the magazine’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, and wounded 11 others. The attackers have yet to be captured.

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Essential Pittsburgh
3:09 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Covering the Strange Case of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

The Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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Did neuroscientist Robert Ferrante poison his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein with cyanide? 

It's a question many Pittsburghers were asking when a jury began deliberating the homicide case against him.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Paula Reed Ward discusses the strange twists and turns this case has taken and why it has received international attention.

Essential Pittsburgh
4:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

100 Things About the Pirates Every Fan Should Know

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A new generation of Pirates fans were born with their successful run into the postseason last fall. In 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, a new book written by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday sports editor Steve Ziants, assembles various facts, traditions and achievements to educate and entertain true fans, or the new wave of fans jumping onboard. Mr. Ziants was in studio to discuss the “ultimate resource guide for true Pirates fans.”

“This is a history book that isn’t told in chronological order, we tell it from the most important to maybe the most obscure, but still stories that have a good texture to them, or maybe have a nice twist. As I’ve told people before, a lot of things Pirates fans forgot they knew, or maybe forgot they remembered.”

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:16 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paywall Could Offer Opportunity For More In-depth Content

What's the future of digital newspaper content?
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On Wednesday the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced plans to charge a $10 monthly access fee to users of its digital content. The Post-Gazette joins a growing number of newspapers to put their content behind a paywall.

Point Park University Director of Communications, Steve Hallock says people in the newspaper industry have been trying for years to figure out how to monetize their internet content. In other markets, such as Toledo, OH, paywalls have been successful. But with Pittsburgh’s competitive newspaper market Hallock says the Post-Gazette is a test case to watch.

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