Matt Stroud

Matt Stroud

With a handful of committed entrepreneurs, I co-founded this limited liability company in Pittsburgh to tell stories of postindustrial innovators in cities from St. Louis to Baltimore, and Buffalo to Birmingham, Alabama. Built by journalists for the general public and for clients who want careful, influential, beautifully produced content, Postindustrial tells stories — in print and online — about the region’s most fascinating individuals. Tapping into a wide network of regional podcasts and social media collaborators, Postindustrial serves people and businesses in ways that no other media entity in the Rust Belt or Greater Appalachia can: With the best writing, audio production, and visual journalism available anywhere in the region.

I’ve covered stories on an array of topics for outlets including The New York Times, Harper’s, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, The Atlantic, and Politico. Macmillan imprint Metropolitan Books published my book, “THIN BLUE LIE: The Failure of High-Tech Policing,” in March 2019.

Guest Appearances
April 24, 2019

Why tech tools can hold both promise and peril for policing

Matt Stroud discusses how the desire for quick technological fixes can compound the problems that technology was supposed to solve.