Pop City

Pop City is a defunct weekly online magazine whose content focused on news and features about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2] The content focused around talent, innovation, diversity and environment.[3] The magazine was published between 2006 and 2015

Pop City
Pop City logo.png
Former editorsEve Picker [1]
FrequencyWeekly (Wednesday)
Circulation39,000 (2014)[2]
PublisherIssue Media Group LLC[3]
FounderBrian Boyle[3]
First issueMarch 2006[3]
Final issueAugust 2015[4]
Websitepopcitymedia.com

HistoryEdit

Pop City was launched in March 2006 on a budget of $200,000.[3] The costs were defrayed by pledges from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.[1]

The publication held 39,000 subscribers and a team of two dozen stringers.[5] Though Eve Picker was the first publisher,[1] Tracy Certo ran the publication for eight years. She would later found the spiritual successor NEXTPittsburgh.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Corilyn Shropshire (March 4, 2006). "Bits&Bytes: Sewickley venture capitalist preparing another fund". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "About Pop City". Pop City. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.[self-published source?]
  3. ^ a b c d e Ron Daparma (Sep 23, 2007). "Pop City". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  4. ^ Justine Coyne (August 5, 2014). "Exclusive: Pop City to go on hiatus". Lebo Magazine.(subscription required)
  5. ^ Maria Sciullo (December 13, 2007). "Web site aims to advance region by highlighting neighborhoods". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Susan Fleming Morgans (March 4, 2006). "Bits&Bytes: Sewickley venture capitalist preparing another fund". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.
  7. ^ Susan Fleming Morgans (June 24, 2014). "What's Next?". Lebo Magazine.(subscription required)