A NEW WQED WEB SERIES SHOWCASES PITTSBURGH INNOVATORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 24, 2013
NEW WQED WEB SERIES
SHOWCASES PITTSBURGH INNOVATORS
PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh has reinvented itself in the aftermath of the collapse of heavy industry and today ranks near the top in quality of life, economy and attracting young people.
Once a smoky, sooty steel town, Pittsburgh is now host to innovative endeavors in technology, art, social services, education, environmental initiatives, business, medicine and more. Its world class universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University and Duquesne University, attract bright and inventive individuals, many of whom have chosen to start their dreams in Pittsburgh, a town with a rich and receptive environment for new ideas.
WQED will feature these local entrepreneurs in a series of short videos. The WQED Pittsburgh Innovators Project is a web-based collection of video profiles celebrating innovation in our region. The first businesses featured include:
• Small Farm Central
• Quantum Theatre
• Center for PostNatural History
• Evive Station
• Conflict Kitchen
• Digital Salad
WQED is seeking additional businesses in the city to feature in future videos. To nominate a business for consideration visit wqed.org/pittsburghinnovators. The public can also keep up with the latest information regarding The WQED Pittsburgh Innovators Project on Facebook and Twitter (@PGHInnovators) or subscribe to the Project’s YouTube channel.
The WQED Pittsburgh Innovators Project was made possible by a grant from PBS Digital Studios.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 140 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu)
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