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Local News Outlets Alter Coverage Strategy During Trump's First 100 Days

Jim Bourg
President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. This weekend marks 100 days since his inauguration.

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program.

Each week, reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist and host Kevin Gavin to take an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

Saturday marks the 100th dayof the new administration under President Donald Trump. We'll talk to PublicSource Executive Director Mila Saninaand 90.5 WESA News DirectorPatrick Doyle about how their newsrooms have approached coverage in the first months after the inauguration. Did strategies 

When Pittsburgh-based aluminum company, Alcoa Corp., moved into a small South American country, it forever shaped the region’s industry. Now that the industry is gone, the country is experiencing the effects of its absence. Post-Gazette reporters Len Boselovic and Rich Lord traveled to Suriname in March, and have produced a four-part series on how the region is dealing with Alcoa’s departure.

The saga of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority continues this week, as new claims surfaces in the case against Veolia, the company accused of mishandling the agency. We'll talk with Pittsburgh City Paper Editor Rebecca Addisonabout the new allegations, as well as the news that the city will offer free water kits and filters to city residents. 


Katie Blackley is a digital editor/producer for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's the producer and host of our Good Question! series and podcast. She also covers history and the LGBTQ community.
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