A longtime paper editor is attempting to crowdsource enough funds to produce his latest venture -- an alternative media publication called The Pittsburgh Current.
The publication is described as an "alt-monthly" publication that will "provide coverage of news, arts and politics that is completely free of outside influence." The man behind this venture, Charlie Deitch has decades worth of experience in journalism and aims to offer an independent news source that tackles issues "from education and politics to the LGBTQIA community and racial injustice."
If the kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal, the publication will print monthly issues, with a goal of eventually producing weekly issues. The Pittsburgh Current aims to more accurately represent the diversity of the community.