Belt Magazine

By and For the Rust Belt


Belt Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to independent, context-driven journalism and writing by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.

About our journalism

Belt is the only nonprofit outlet covering the Rust Belt from a regional perspective. We’re known for compelling long-form narratives, vivid historical research, moving personal essays, and poignant photography.


Cleveland, OH, USA

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