Alumna Johnston Speaks to Students in Magazine Course

Posted on 10/29/2010 8:04:02 AM

Pittsburgh Magazine web editor Kaitlyn Johnston, a 2009 graduate of IUP’s Journalism Department, returned to campus on October 28, 2010, to speak to students in two sections of Pat Farabaugh’s Introduction to the Magazine Industry course.

Johnston discussed her responsibilities at the publication, and talked about how Pittsburgh Magazine is taking advantage of social networking opportunities to enhance its brand. The publisher and vice president of Pittsburgh Magazine, Betsy Benson, is also an IUP journalism alumna.

Prior to assuming the role of web editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, Johnston interned with the publication. She has also interned with the Bayer Corporation (working in that company’s strategic and corporate communications department), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Society of Professional Journalists Working Press, Indiana Regional Medical Center, and the Indiana Gazette .

Johnston is enrolled in the Master of Science in Media Arts and Technology program at Duquesne University.

A 2005 graduate of Indiana Area High School, Johnston is a native of Indiana, Pa.