About us

PublicSource is the only nonprofit digital-first news organization that lives up to its mission of delivering public-service reporting and analysis in the Pittsburgh region. We are local. We believe in journalism as a public service. We tell stories for a better Pittsburgh.

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The kind of journalism we do is costly, so, we have to rely on readers’ support to help keep PublicSource strong and independent.

Contact us

*Do you have a question about a story or want to request a correction? Contact halle@publicsource.org.
*Want to pitch a story? Go here.
*Want to sponsor or advertise with us? Contact jennie@publicsource.org.
*Want to learn more about donating to PublicSource? Contact chrystal@publicsource.org.
*Want to learn about internship opportunities? Contact halle@publicsource.org.
*Want to learn more about our organization's fundraising and journalistic strategy? Contact mila@publicsource.org.
*For general inquiries, please email info@publicsource.org.
*Want to send a letter? Our address is 746 East Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210.

Our team


Our Board of Directors

James N. Crutchfield, President
James is a long time newspaper editor and publisher who started his career at the Pittsburgh Press. He is also a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation board.

Josie Cellone, Secretary
Josie is a former journalist, newly minted entrepreneur and multimedia producer.

Zak Thomas, Treasurer
Zak is Senior Program Officer for Community Development and Lending for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He is also an attorney and the co-founder of The Chuck Cooper Foundation.

Charles Kelly is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

F.J. Lucchino is a lawyer who works primarily with technology startups and, before law school, was a newspaper reporter for a couple of years.

Maggie Patterson is a tenured professor of journalism at Duquesne University and the author of several books.

LaShawna Russ is a Clairton Economic Development coordinator at Economic Development South.

Guhan Venkatu is vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Sharon Walsh is the retired founding editor of PublicSource.