My Story is the Pittsburgh Story

Join PublicSource for a celebration of storytelling and local journalism at Ace Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Meet local writers and advocates working on issues of economic development, equity, immigrant inclusion, mental health and accessibility. Andrea Barber, Zack Block, Rosamaria Cristello, Jamie Kunning and Heather Tomko will share with guests and tell the story behind their Pittsburgh story.

Appetizers, beer and wine will be available.
Sponsored by: Peoples Gas

The event is being held during NewsMatch 2019, when all gifts to the PublicSource newsroom are doubled. (PublicSource members can email for a $5 off promotional code.)

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Fake News and Information Literacy Workshops

In today's world of increasingly partisan and vitriolic politics, the words "fake news" get thrown around a lot. But what does that mean? Who creates it and how does it spread? How can you know what you're hearing and reading is accurate and true? From Soviet propaganda to message boards like 4chan, this class will take you inside the wild, devious world of fake news, of present and past, and give you the tools you need to fight it.

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Oct. 21 @ 3:30 p.m. - Mt. Lebanon library (teen)

The Power of the Pen: Getting public attention on your issues

This workshop will teach you about storytelling in the digital age. Get tips for composing powerful narratives from stories & data.

Practice pitching a story for media attention!

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Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m. - Castle Shannon library
Nov. 4 @ 6 p.m. - Cooper-Siegel library

On-demand Citizen’s Toolkit classes

PublicSource offers Citizen’s Toolkit classes on the topics of:

  • Detecting fake news
  • Obtaining and using data about your community
  • Design theory and open-source tools
  • Understanding data about schools and school districts

Contact if your group is interested in scheduling a class. Package deals may be negotiated and scholarships are available.