Twenty years ago, when newspapers were strong, the coin of the realm for ambitious reporters was winning awards. A slightly caricatured general rule was: The more intractable, insoluble and depressing the issue you wrote about, the more awards you’d win. Newspapers were in the business of problems, not solutions.

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  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading A remarkable time for the region
Pittsburgh is a major industrial, cultural and intellectual center. Thick with history, it is both the home and the exporter of great Americans and great ideas. Pittsburgh Quarterly will be the magazine for people who know this city and for those seeking to know it better.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh Quarterly is here
Rayfield Lucas had heard there were well-​paying jobs to be had in the shale gas industry; jobs that offered the opportunity to earn his way to a future more secure than the maintenance and warehouse work he’d done in the past could ever promise. He went for it.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Behind the times
When drivers exit the turnpike in Cranberry, they see expansive strip malls, traffic signals and road signs leading to more highways. On its face, it’s a portrait of urban sprawl.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Reducing sprawl gains momentum
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