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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Media Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Founded: 1786
Aliases: Post-Gazette or PG
Type: Newspaper (Broadsheet)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Channel(s): None
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: Block Communications

About The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of the country’s premier cities and has been a beacon of history since America’s inception. Establishing itself as a producer of metals (tin, brass, and iron), Steel City would move into the millennia with an economy supported by diverse industries. In addition to technology, health, and education, Pittsburgh supports a vibrant community devoted to diversion, sport, and just having a good time.

For close to 233 years, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, or PG as it is most commonly known, has chronicled the city’s founding, history, politics, and its own growth. The paper began as a daily and has continued to publish daily until 2018 when it switched to publishing online two days a week and printing hard copies the rest of the week. In its current incarnation, subscribers can visit post-gazette.com to see news reported on local, national, and international events, sports, business, and opinion, in addition to a number of other topics.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette History

One of the first major assignments PG reported on was the events surrounding the nation’s inception. Initially called the Pittsburgh Gazette, the paper began as a four-page weekly that reported on events including the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. In the 19th century, the paper would become the Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser and report on important events of the day, which included anti-masonic movement, the Whig Party and newly formed Republican Party, and the events leading up to and during the Civil War later on in the 19th century.

During this era, the paper was respected primarily because of its conservative voice, especially in a century where the paper would chronicle both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. By 1900, the paper merged with the Pittsburgh Times to become the Gazette Times. Twenty years later, in a newspaper swap, the paper would be purchased by Paul Block and be renamed the Post-Gazette.

PG would find a home in 1927 when the paper opened its offices on the Boulevard of Allies in downtown Pittsburgh. In this building, the paper would chronicle most of the major events of the 20th century including when the news offices had been flooded and exposure of Supreme Court Justice as a Klu Klux Klan member (earning the reporter a Pulitzer). The paper would move again to Grant Street sometime in the 1960s after acquiring the Sun-Telegraph. In a move to reduce costs, the paper collaborated with the Pittsburgh Press Company, which handled production, circulation, and advertising sales while PG handled everything else.

Three decades later, the newspaper would become the news. In 1992, a strike would result in interrupting the printing of the paper for eight months. By December of the same year, the Block family also acquired The Pittsburgh Press changing PGs name to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, publishing papers every day of the week. As the paper neared the millennial mark and new technologies surface, the paper re-invented itself. Currently, the paper no longer publishes daily editions, opting to publish both online and print editions.

With a voice rooted in city politics and culture, PG is as much a part of Pittsburgh as the stories that it reports. Get your business on PG by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with PG and/or with their content syndication partner(s).

References

Fuoco, M. (2015, August 1). Post-Gazette newsroom leaves history Downtown with move to North Side. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 13, 2019 from https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/02/Post-Gazette-newsroom-leaves-history-Downtown-Pittsburgh-with-move-to-North-Side/stories/201507290210.

History. (2019, July 13).Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 13, 2019 from https://www.post-gazette.com/about/history.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (2019). Retrieved on July 13, 2019 from www.post-gazette.com.

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