Monikers like “Rust Belt” and “Coal Country” no longer apply. We’re redefining the region on our own terms, not those handed down to us by previous generations and the national media. Postindustrial Media 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. And we are forging the next generation of Rust Belt and Appalachian ingenuity through original storytelling, insight, and analysis.
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.
We are people, culture, and ideas forging a new Postindustrial America.
Where we tell them
Postindustrial Magazine – Our print magazine tells in-depth stories with beautiful visuals, providing something tangible in our digital world. Subscribe here.
The Weekly – Our stories published online and distributed in our Sunday newsletter, The Weekly. Sign up for Weekly stories in you inbox.
The Daily – A roundup of headlines across Postindustrial America published online. Sign up for Daily for stories delivered to your inbox.
Podcasts – Postindustrial audio produces and partners with a variety of podcasts from the Postindustrial region. Listen to our podcasts.
Events – Connecting people to art, culture, and promoting conversations about moving Postindustrial communities forward. Coming in 2020.
Video – We bring people, places, and conversations to life with short documentaries.
Custom Content – We collaborate with brands and nonprofits to provide best-in-class content that tells your story in words, audio, video, and images to drive results.
Postindustrial America Veterans Map
Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan.
Cofounder Editor and Producer
Kim has more than 20 years of experience as an editor, project manager, and small business owner. The founder of KM Consulting, she has consulted for a variety of national and regional media clients. She separately launched a memoir publishing business for individuals in 2017. Prior to that she served as a managing editor for Trib Total Media. She is the immediate past president of the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. She hails from Meadville, near Erie, Pa.
Chief Executive Officer
Dan currently serves as the director of advancement at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. He is also a cofounder and board member of the nonprofit Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology.
Cofounder and President
Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Childers is a visual journalist and filmmaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He's shot and produced short documentaries and news videos for NBC News, New York Times ‘The Weekly’, VICE News Tonight on HBO, Washington Post, and a host of local and regional media outlets.