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Redefining the Rust Belt & Appalachia

Postindustrial is an independent, journalism-first multimedia outlet that’s redefining the region on our own terms, not those handed down to us by previous generations and the national media.

Our work reflects the history, legacy, and culture of one of the most important regions in America. We show where those regions are going — in the spirit of reinvention and renewal so emblematic of Postindustrial America.

Our area includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and parts of New York, Maryland, and North Carolina.

The stories we tell

Our mission is to shed light on the changing face of Postindustrial America, how we got where we are, and where we are going. We promote conversations about the challenges and opportunities inherent to the sustainable future of Postindustrial communities. We also highlight innovative ideas and the people behind them.

Through these conversations, we look to give voice to people who have lost their own.

We tell these stories through words, images, audio, video, and events.

Our motto: Better community, better self.

We are people, culture, and ideas forging a new Postindustrial America.

Where we tell them

Digital edition – A roundup of stories and headlines from Postindustrial America, delivered to your inbox on weekdays and on Sundays.

Magazine – In-depth stories with beautiful visuals. Published quarterly.

Podcasts — Podcasts featuring newsmakers throughout the region. Postindustrial Audio also produces podcasts for organizations and individuals seeking to bring stories to a listening audience. Listen to our podcasts.

Events — Want to learn how to produce your own podcast? We can show you! Plus events to promote conversations about moving Postindustrial communities forward.

Video —Bringing people, places, and conversations to life with short documentaries.

Coverage Area


Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile

Founder and Editor-at-Large

Kim Palmeiro

Kim Palmiero

CEO & Editor-in-Chief


Nick Childers


Tory Parrish


Ramesh Santanam


Heath Druzin


Advisory Board

Postindustrial Martha Rial

Martha Rial


J.R. Ambrose


Letrell Deshan Crittenden


David Perozzi

David Perozzi


Postindustrial Tony Norman

Tony Norman


Krishnadev Calamur


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