About the Cover

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Legend

  1. Cleveland Press columnist and television personality Dick Feagler with singer Eric Carmen in 1981. Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
  2. The Plain Dealer presses in 1954. Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
  3. Plain Dealer television critic and columnist George Condon in 1954. Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
  4. Journalist Terence Sheridan at the Sarajevo airport in 1993. Photograph by Elizabeth Sullivan.
  5. Cleveland City Council President George Forbes tosses journalist Roldo Bartimole out of special council meeting on the Sohio development project in March 1981. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.
  6. Plain Dealer journalists, from left, Jack Hagan, Don Bean, and Robert McAuley. Courtesy of Robert McAuley.
  7. Louis B. Seltzer reads an issue of The Press in 1960 with his feet propped on one of the desks in the city room. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.
  8. Actress Jayne Mansfield poses with Plain Dealer photographers in this undated picture. Back row, from left, Bill Ashbolt, Dudley Brumbach, Marvin Greene, Bill Wynne. Front row, from left, Karl J. Rauschkolb, Mansfield, Ray Matjasic. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.
  9. A “Save the PD” rally in 2013 in front of the PD offices at E. 18th Street and Superior Avenue. A group of Newspaper Guild members organized the campaign to try to preserve jobs and what they saw as the quality of journalism in Cleveland. Despite their efforts, the newspaper’s owner laid off one-third of the editorial staff, about 50 people, on July 31, 2013, the same day it ended 7-day home delivery in favor of a “digital first” strategy. Photograph courtesy of Harlan Spector.
  10. Robert McGruder, pictured in 1969, The Plain Dealer’s first black reporter. McGruder rose to become the PD’s managing editor before leaving for the Detroit Free Press, where he became executive editor. Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
  11. Harlan Spector with deskmate John Petkovic in The Plain Dealer newsroom in the 1990s. Courtesy of Harlan Spector.
  12. Dennis Kucinich stopped by The Plain Dealer on Nov. 8, 1977, the evening he was elected Cleveland mayor. The newspaper had endorsed him. The photo caption read: “Mayor-elect Dennis J. Kucinich, once a copy aide at The Plain Dealer, returned to the city room last night to send the story of his election up the pneumatic tube to the composing room. With him are his wife, Sandra; Plain Dealer publisher and editor, Thomas Vail, and copy aide Ron Patterson, whose job Kucinich temporarily usurped.” Plain Dealer photograph by William “Bill” Wynne. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.
  13. Plain Dealer copy editor Robert Manry entering the harbor in Falmouth England, Aug. 17, 1965. Manry was completing a 78-day trip across the Atlantic in Tinkerbelle, a 13 ½-foot sailboat. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.
  14. The Plain Dealer city room in 1947. The PD’s daily circulation stood at 220,618 two years earlier, ranking it the second highest among Cleveland’s three daily newspapers. The Cleveland Press led in daily readers, and The News ranked third. Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection.
  15. Plain Dealer photographer William “Bill” Wynne. Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library.

 

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