Resources related to our contributors and their essays.


Allard, Sam, Cleveland Scene magazine, “Roldo’s Point of View: The legacy of a Cleveland hell-raiser,” April 2018, profile of Roldo Bartimole. (See

Andrzejewski, Tom and Kay, Leslie, The Plain Dealer, “Justice in the Seventies: The System on Trial,” December 1978, one of the nation’s first computer-assisted reporting projects. (See

Ashbolt, William, The Plain Dealer, photograph archive, The Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections, Cleveland State University. (See

Barnett, David C. and Wu, Annie, Ideastream, “Dick Feagler Remembered As A Role Model & Inspiration,” July 2, 2018. (See

Bartimole, Roldo, The Cleveland Memory Project, archive with every issue of “Point Of View” published, more than 700 of them in 32 years. (See

Bartimole, Roldo, Teaching Cleveland, “One man can make a difference,” story on Plain Dealer reporter Bob Holden, CEI and Muny Light. (See

Buchanan, Carrie, “Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories,” 2018, interview with Cleveland-area journalist Gail Stuehr. To read a transcript of the interview, click here.



Clark, Anna, The Columbia Journalism Review, “I am alive at the Plain Dealer,” July 31, 2013, story on the layoff of one-third of the newspaper’s editorial staff. (See

Condon, George E., The Cleveland Memory Project, “Cleveland: the Best Kept Secret,” 1967, republished as an e-book. (See

Davis, Dave, “Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories,” 2018, interview with William “Bill” Wynne about photography, The Plain Dealer, his days in World War II and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Bill Barrow of Cleveland State University joined the conversation. To read a transcript of the interview, click here.



Davis, Dave, YSU Journalism Fellow, The Plain Dealer, “Transplanting Life,” February 1997, a five-day series of stories with Ted Wendling and Joan Mazzolini on inequities in the nation’s organ transplant system. (See

Diedrichs, Gary W., Cleveland Magazine, “What They Didn’t Tell You About The Newspaper Strike,” Jan. 1, 1975. (See

Flint, Jerry M., New York Times, “31 Ex-Employes at Ohio Hospital Appear in Court,” Nov. 27, 1971, story on court appearance by 31 former workers at the Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane whose abusive treatment of patients was revealed by The Plain Dealer. (See

French, Janet Beighle, Cleveland Memory Project, archive of mostly paper documents of the longtime Plain Dealer food editor, including articles, recipes, scrapbooks, and photographs from the PD’s Food Section. (See

Frankel, Rebecca, National Geographic, “Dogs at War: Smoky a Healing Presence for Wounded WWII soldiers, May 22, 2014, story about William “Bill” Wynne and his dog, Smoky, one of the first therapy dogs. (See

Haeberle, Ronald, The Plain Dealer, November 1969, photographs of the My Lai massacre that were first published by The Plain Dealer. (See

Jorgensen, Bill, The Cleveland Memory Project, WEWS-TV 5, television story on Plain Dealer copy editor Robert Manry during his 1965 Atlantic Ocean crossing, footage provide by the Northeast Ohio Broadcaset Archives, John Carroll University. (See

Manry, Robert, Cleveland Memory Project, “Tinkerbelle Sails the Atlantic,” a 1965 documentary of the PD copy editor’s adventure crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 13 1/2-foot sail boat. (See

Manry, Robert, The Cleveland Memory Project, “Tinkerbelle: The story of the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic nonstop,” e-book. (See

Neff, James, “Mobbed Up: Jackie Presser’s High-Wire Life in the Teamsters, the Mafia, and the FBI,” 1990, Dell Publishing, available as an e-book from Open Road Integrated Media, 2015. (See

Osrin, Ray, The Plain Dealer, The Cleveland Memory Project, archive of The Plain Dealer’s longtime editorial cartoonist’s work. (See

Roberts, Mike, Gray & Company, “Hot Type, Cold Beer and Bad News,” a colorful book on Cleveland journalism in the 60s expected out later this year by former Plain Dealer reporter and editor who went on to become editor of Cleveland Magazine. (See

Seltzer, Louis B., The Cleveland Memory Project, “The Years Were Good: The Autobiography of Louis B. Seltzer,” 1956.  (See e-book at

The City Club of Cleveland, Doris O’Donnell and J. Michael Murry, 1991 forum on the Sam Sheppard case and the public’s right to know versus the right of a defendant to a fair trail unprejudiced by excessive publicity. (See

The Cleveland Press Collection, The Cleveland Memory Project, hundreds of thousands of clippings and photographs from The Press, Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library. (See

Theiss, Evelyn, The Plain Dealer, 2009 profile of Army combat photographer Ron Haeberle on the 40th anniversary of the newspaper publishing the My Lia massacre photographs. The piece includes an interview with former reporter turned Hollywood screen writer Joe Eszterhas. (See

Theiss, Evelyn, FOTO, “At My Lai: The Photographer Who Captured the Massacre,” March 27, 2018, profile of Army combat photographer Ron Haeberle for the online Getty Images magazine. (See

Tricky, Eric, Columbia Journalism Review, “Roldo Bartimole, Cleveland’s original alt-journalist,” July 26, 2018, story on Roldo Bartimole and his newsletter, Point of View. (See

Vacha, John, Cleveland historian, original research, a Cleveland newspaper timeline and circulation numbers dating to 1875. (See

Webster, Don, WEWS-TV5, Oct. 10, 1982, coverage of a controversy between The Plain Dealer and union boss Jackie Presser. At issue was an a story that day in The Plain Dealer that appeared to be a “retraction” of earlier reporting identifying Presser as a federal informant. The unbylined story prompted an immediate picket of the newspaper by PD reporters. Presser held a press conference later that afternoon, declaring that the story vindicated him. Years later, Presser’s crime associates testified before Congress that the story had been arranged by the mob to help Presser in his attempt to become president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Our thanks to Lisa Lewis and the Northeast Ohio Broadcast Archives at John Carroll University for making the footage available. (See Click the video player below to watch it.



Wynne, William “Bill,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, June 3, 2014, Oral History Project, interviewed by Sandra Johnson. (See:

Wynne, William “Bill,” The Plain Dealer, photograph archive, The Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections, Cleveland State University. (See


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