April Byliner

Elizabeth McIntyre


The Press Club of Cleveland

WHERE WERE YOU IN APRIL 2024? If you were in the path of totality in Ohio, you’ve got a tale to tell. And boy, did our Press Club members tell once-in-a-lifetime stories of the solar eclipse seen in a narrow pathway across Ohio.

As a communications professional, there’s no better way to celebrate your storytelling success than the Press Club of Cleveland All-Ohio Excellence in Ohio media awards, where we celebrate the best communications work the Buckeye State delivered in the previous year.

Join us on June 7 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland when we shine a light on your great work in 2023 (no protective eyewear needed).


JUNE 7, 2024



Meet the Media: A Mix of New Ideas, held March 26 at Cibreo Privato

While the Meet the Media program was billed as a mix of new ideas, it was a combination of some familiar themes and challenges, along with new ideas mainly focused on how to use resources to maximize engagement.


The Meet the Media panel held at on Tuesday, March 26 was constructed a little differently than past panels. More than 85 local journalists and communicators gathered to hear and participate in a conversation with six panelists instead of the usual four. The panel was comprised of Russ Mitchell, Evening Anchor and Managing Editor at WKYC Channel 3; Scott Suttell, Special Projects Editor at Crain’s Cleveland; Sia Nyorkor, Anchor and Reporter at WOIO, Cleveland 19; Vince Grzegorek, Editor at Cleveland Scene; Sam Allard, Reporter at Axios Cleveland; and Nick Castele, Government Reporter at Signal Cleveland. The panel was moderated by Denise Polverine, Publisher of Cleveland Magazine.

During the fast-paced discussion, the panelists each offered their views on the state of local journalism. While Mitchell, Castele and Nyorker expressed hope for local journalism as we are seeing more journalism organizations in town, Allard pointed out that our community is still underserved when compared to newsrooms such as The Plain Dealer’s which had hundreds of reporters, layers of editors, photographers and artists who handled telling the stories of our communities and holding those in power accountable. While no local newsroom will get back those

numbers of employees, Signal Cleveland was upheld as a great example of a local media outlet using important resources to cover city hall and county government.

Each panelist talked about the challenges of doing more with less resources, diversity in the newsroom, the line between edit and sales, and which social media they were focusing on to attract younger audiences. While the conversation was rich, it will be ongoing, of course. This fall, six more panelists representing local media outlets will be part of The Press Club of Cleveland’s “Meet the Media, 2.” 


As always, give us your ideas for programs, topics and events!