February 2024

Meet the Media: A Mix of New Ideas

Luncheon Program

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Cibreo Privato

1501 East 14th St.


11:30 AM Registration/Networking

12 PM Lunch served / Program begins

1:30 PM Adjourn


Press Club member $35

PRSA member $37

Non-member $45

Table of 8 $320

Table of 10 $400

Registration is a must!

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Denise Polverine Manoloff

Publisher, Cleveland Magazine

Panelists include:

Sam Allard



Sia Nyorkor

Reporter/Weekend Anchor

WOIO Cleveland 19

Vince Grzegorek


Cleveland Scene

Russ Mitchell

News Anchor and Managing Editor

WKYC - TV 3 News

Nick Castele

Government Reporter Signal Cleveland

Scott Suttell

Special Projects Editor

Crain's Cleveland Business

Just a Reminder:

2024 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, presented by The Press Club of Cleveland, is open.

Our goal is to simplify the application process, respecting your valuable time.

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 13
  • Awards ceremony: Friday, June 7 

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for the 2024 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards!


This year, entries to the 2024 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism will be submitted using BetterBNC Media Awards Platform.

Click here to download information for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth McIntyre at elizabethmcintyre02@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: BetterBNC is optimized for Google Chrome browser; and Firefox for PC and Macintosh/Apple. Please have a recent version downloaded and installed for the best contest experience.

Journalism award programs across the country ask the Press Club of Cleveland to help judge their entries. It's interesting and rewarding work. It pays nothing, but it's part of the reciprocal arrangement by which our own Excellence in Journalism program is adjudicated.

We're in need right now for people with at least 10 years of journalism experience - online, broadcast or print - to fill out our panel of judges. You don't need to be currently working in the field. If interested, please send a note to pressclubcle@gmail.com for more information.

February 21st Meet Up at Nightown


To Press Club board member Thom Fladung who is receiving the National Sales & Marketing Executives Akron-Canton Achievements in Excellence Award.

Notable Obituaries

Paul Cox passed away on February 17, 2024. Paul was born in Garden City, Michigan, on August 17, 1950. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University and worked in the local radio and TV media. Paul started his professional career as a radio host in Findlay, OH, then onto WKYC, Cleveland, and produced for WVIZ PBS; to include "Faegler and Friends".

Steve Talbot passed away on February 19. 2024. Steve was a consummate journalist, a graduate of Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, and a regional and national winner of journalism prizes, including the National Press Club's grand prize for consumer journalism. He was a reporter and business editor for The Plain Dealer for 27 years. After retirement from the PD, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at Cleveland State University and wrote a book on financing college.


The Press Club of Cleveland is seeking volunteers for a new task force that will help create a census of Northeastern Ohio media.


Creating a directory of communicators and their organizations is one of several activities stemming from the club’s new strategic vision to create better ties within the communications community. The census will be a resource for communicators, media research, students, communications educators and others.


The task force will meet virtually over coming months to create and implement a plan for building this important online resource. Especially needed are those with technical skills or experience with platforms to create a dynamic directory that can be used and updated on an ongoing basis. Contact Michael Bennett (mebennett@outlook.com, 216-408-3874) or Bob Rosenbaum (bob.r@themarketfamr.com, 216-401-9342) if interested.


Belle Mercurio

Engage Cleveland

Peter Chakerian


Bre Tischler

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Payton Marshall

Fox 19 Cincinnati


The Cleveland Jewish News, Columbus Jewish News and Akron Jewish News are looking for a freelance writer on a temporary basis to assist with stories about the war in Israel. Writers will be given the subjects/story ideas and contact information. The position could be up to 40 hours for one journalist or up to 20 hours each for two journalists. The expectation is to produce about five to seven stories of 500 to 600 words using one to three sources per story on a weekly basis. The position is a remote one. If interested, please respond with your hourly rate and the number of hours it would take to complete one story. For more information, email Bob Jacob, Editor, CJN, at bjacob@cjn.org.


Renew your 2024 Press Club member dues by clicking this LINK.

Don't miss out on the discounted cost of Excellence in Journalism entry fees for Press Club of Cleveland members.


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. 

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