A brand new manner ahead | Pittsburgh Journal

ONAt the beginning of the year, I’d like to assess where Pittsburgh Magazine has been and, more importantly, where it’s going. While I’ve never faced as much challenges as I did in 2020 in my career as a journalist, I’ve never been more proud of the work we have done. We have adapted to the changes in our community and created a magazine that reflects our struggles and achievements. We are also committed to telling the stories of minorities in Pittsburgh. A commitment that will continue this year.

What else do we have in store for you?

After this combined issue, Pittsburgh Magazine is going back to its regular production schedule as we and the community get back to normal. As part of this, we’re re-launching our monthly Spotlight feature, which tells the stories of the arts and culture sectors in Pittsburgh. We await the return of the vibrant arts sector in our region and welcome back these stories.

A new monthly feature is Stories of Our Neighbors by Lori Jakiela, author of the memoir “Faith Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe” and several other books. Based on the oral tradition, these glimpses into the lives of our Pittsburghers colleagues will touch and inspire you.

In another nod to the creativity of our neighbors, each issue of Pittsburgh Magazine closes with On Location, a look at Pittsburgh’s leading role in the films. Working with the Pittsburgh Film Office, which markets the 10 counties region to attract film production projects, we will feature a location that will be featured prominently in a project filmed in the region. Perhaps it motivates you to visit one of these places or even catch up on Pittsburgh’s filmography.

Finally, HOME Hot Property welcomes a quarterly look at the hottest neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh real estate market and notable sales. It will complement our new weekly online spotlight of the best homes in the market by Rosa Colucci, who has made a name for herself with her coverage of Pittsburgh property.

Personally, I am grateful that Pittsburgh Magazine continues to have dedicated readers who have supported us in the challenges of 2020 and encouraged us on our way. Both online and in print, we will continue to bring you stories about our community and the people who make it special as we all move into 2021. I do not hope that we will return to what was before, but that we take something. We have learned from the challenges and made our community and ourselves better than us.

Brian can be reached at bhyslop@pittsburghmagazine.com

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