Postindustrial is an independent, journalism-first media 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. 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 your inbox.

The Daily – A roundup of headlines across Postindustrial America
published Monday through Friday.
Sign up for Daily for stories delivered to your inbox.

Podcasts — Listen to the Postindustrial
featuring newsmakers throughout the region, with host Carmen Gentile. Postindustrial Audio also
produces podcasts for organizations seeking to bring stories to a listening audience, and features other
podcasts throughout the region.
Listen to our

Events — 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.

Coverage Area


Carmen Gentile

Cofounder Editor and Producer

Kimberly Palmiero

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Law

Cofounder and President
Chief Strategy Officer


Nick Childers

Video producer

Advisory Board

Martha Rial

Advisory Board

Tony Norman

Advisory Board