August 2020

The best in Ohio journalism were honored virtually this year on August 7th. The event was hosted by Russ Mitchell, 3News' Anchor and Executive Editor, WKYC, and Sam Allard, Senior Writer, Cleveland Scene. Congratulations to all this year's winners, and we hope to see everyone in person next year! For a full list of winners, click this link.
Behind the Headlines with Bob DiBiasio, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Indians and Indians beat writer and Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Famer, Paul Hoynes
August 27th at 7 p.m. via Zoom
The next Press Club “Behind the Headlines” program will be August 27th at 7 p.m. featuring a conversation about the Cleveland Indians with Bob Dibiasio, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Indians and Indians beat writer and Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Famer, Paul Hoynes. The panel will be moderated by WKYC Sports anchor and reporter, Nick Camino.

Thanks to our August program sponsor: Falls
5 Journalism Tidbits from Northeast Ohio
-Winners announced in the Press Club of Cleveland’s Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. erects paywall. “Exclusive” stories are now only available to paid subscribers. 
-Courtney Gousman hired as evening anchor at WEWS Channel 5. She’ll replace Danita Harris, who’ll slide over to Good Morning Cleveland. Her first day is September 8.
-Cleveland Jewish News sues city of Beachwood for public records. 
-Ideastream Partners with Plain Dealer alums to report on effects of Covid-19.
5 Journalism Tidbits from Around the Country + World 
-An exit interview with New York Times CEO Mark Thompson
-Controversial conservative New York Times columnist Bari Weiss resigns, citing illiberal environment at the paper. “Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times,” she wrote. “But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space.”
-U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack fires Executive Editor at Radio Free Asia. “Since he was confirmed as CEO in a party-line vote in June after a lobbying push from the White House, Pack has fired all the heads of the four news outlets under his agency as well as the members of the bipartisan boards that governed them. Pack replaced the boards mostly with political appointees of the Trump administration, and named himself as chairman.” 
-At least 669 journalists in the U.S. have been assaulted, arrested or otherwise prevented from documenting racial justice protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. 
-Many of the staffers who quit Deadspin en masse last year have started a new company, Defector Media. 
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