February 2022

Veteran journalist Rachel Dissell, currently working for Cleveland Documenters and The Marshall Project, helped lead an effort over the summer to teach people how to get and use public records via a text course. More than 500 people signed up and completed the course, which was created with support from the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative and Linda Austin of NewsTrain.

 What are the lessons for journalists? How can public records be made more accessible to the public?

 Join us on FOIA Day – Wednesday, March 16 – via Zoom for a special program on public records. More details to come.
As we do monthly we want to spotlight our members so please consider taking a few minutes to answer these questions below and send a headshot/photo to pressclubcle@gmail.com

Title & Employer/Affiliation
Years in current job

Personal Pick 1
1.Who’s your role model?
2.What’s something about you that people find surprising?
3.If you hadn’t chosen a field in communications, what would you probably be doing now for a living?
4.When did you first know you wanted to go into communications?
5.Where else (outside NEO) have you lived, and something about it?

Professional Pick 1
1.What’s a story you covered that changed you?
2.Aside from Twitter and other social media, what blog/podcast/etc. do you follow faithfully?
3.What’s your proudest professional moment?
4.What advice would you have for younger people who want to do your job?
5.What’s your favorite part of your job?

Fun Pick 1
1.What are one or two favorite places to go for a night out (pre-pandemic)
2.Beer, wine, liquor or none?
3.What’s your favorite vacation spot?
4.What's the most useless talent you have?
5.If you could have dinner with anyone from history or any fictional character, who would itbe and why?

The Press Club of Cleveland is looking to shine the spotlight on you by sponsoring the annual All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards. Deadline to register is March 15, 2022. Please download the entry information by clicking here: 2022 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards Entry Information

Click here to go directly to contest at: Better BNC 
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2022 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism
Five Journalism Tidbits from Northeast Ohio
-NBA Insider Brian Windhorst is returning for regular appearances on local ESPN radio affiliate 850 WKNR Cleveland. 
-WEWS Good Morning Cleveland Reporter Meg Shaw announces that she is leaving journalism for a new career opportunity. 
-Investment Firm Standard General has agreed to purchase the television broadcasting company TEGNA, which owns WKYC Channel 3 locally, in a deal reportedly worth $5.4 billion, ($8.6 billion, accounting for debt).  
-The Plain Dealer / Cleveland.com introduces new “community voices,” who have jointly assumed the role of the publication’s Metro columnist: Justice B. Hill, Chardonnay Graham, Maple Buescher, Nancy Kelsey, Leslie Kouba. 
-The New Yorker publishes a piece on the conundrum of saving local news, shining a light on Cleveland’s media landscape.  
Five Journalism Tidbits from Around the Country + World

-Dean Baquet never wanted to be an editor: An interview with the New York Times’ executive editor, on the occasion of his upcoming retirement. 
-Vox Media enhances podcast listening experience for the deaf and hard of hearing. 
-Amazing six-language coverage from Kiev by reporter Philip Crowther, with the Associated Press GMS. 

-ICYMI, veteran NPR host Audie Cornish has joined CNN+ as an anchor and correspondent. 

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Ideastream- Opportunities currently exist such as Audience Support Coordinator, Digital News Editor, Digital Producers, Engineers and more. Check out the listings and apply today!

Customer Service – Subscription Coordinator
The Cleveland Jewish Publication Company is seeking a Customer Service - Subscription Coordinator to perform daily circulation tasks that will support our print and digital subscriber initiatives. For more information, visit cjn.org/employment,

Temporary Freelance Graphic Designer
The Cleveland Jewish Publication Company is seeking a dynamic, creative and innovative design professional to join our team as a part-time graphic designer 25-39 hours a week depending on workload. The position will start March 14 and last for approximately 15 weeks. For more information and to apply, visit cjn.org/employment

In continuous operation since 1887, The Press Club of Cleveland is a home for working journalists, professional communicators and anyone who supports the media’s role to keep watch over democratic processes. We advocate for the importance of journalism; maintain the rich history of journalism in Northeast Ohio; recognize excellence in the field with the All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards and the Press Club Hall of Fame; and host programs that bring members together for education, networking and comradery. 
Special rates for young practitioners, and members receive discounts on Press Club events and entry fees in our statewide awards program. Learn more about the benefits of membership here

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