Rust Wire

TaglineReporting on urban and social issues in the Rust Belt
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageOther
Business TypeUnincorporated
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: Yahoo News Grist Streetsblog Urbanophile Next STL.
Mappin LocationCleveland - Ohio
Principal StaffAngie Schmitt
Principal StaffKate Giammarise
DescriptionRust Wire a collaborative media project which bills itself as “a voice for change in the Industrial Midwest” was founded in 2009 by Angie Schmitt and Kate Giammarise in order to challenge the notion that some economically enfeebled towns in the Midwestern United States “weren’t worth saving.” The site which features original reporting and photography first-person essays and opinion pieces aims at highlighting the disregarded economic decline of many of American’s most notable post-industrial cities: Pittsburgh Cleveland Detroit St. Louis Cincinnati and others.
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