Hurricane Harvey Coverage
While all media faced enormous personal and professional challenges reporting a story they also were living through, the Chronicle’s breaking-news coverage of hurricane Harvey delivered at an extraordinary level. Its compelling photography, graphics, writing and presentation documented both the storm’s enormity and its singular impact. Print and online readers were well-informed about what was happening to their region and their neighbors, and those checking in from elsewhere around the world were transported to the middle of the devastation on the ground (and water) in ways only a well-deployed and coordinated local team can report such a big story. Throughout the coverage, there was a constant thread of humanity that avoided the cliche, and reminded folks what great breaking news coverage looks like.
The Plain Dealer
Tim Warsinskey is the Managing Editor of The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio. He has held that position since June 2016. He leads the day-to-day operations of the newsroom that provides stories, photos and graphics for The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. He also coordinates communication between The Plain Dealer newsroom and publication hub, which produces the printed paper, and between the newsroom and Cleveland.com.
Before holding that position, he was a reporter and editor at The Plain Dealer for 26 years, and Vice Chair of The Newspaper Guild Local One. He covered a wide variety of community, national and international sports and news assignments, including the 2006 and 2012 Olympics and Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to Philadelphia. He won five Ohio Prep Sports Writer of the Year Awards and numerous other reporting, writing and community service honors. He was inducted into the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Hall of Fame in 2015. From 1984 until 1990, he worked for two other Ohio newspapers, the Chillicothe Gazette and The News-Herald of Willoughby, and won several writing and reporting awards at both. He is an Akron native and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.
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