(Cleveland) - The Cleveland Plain Dealer is undergoing some changes.
According to a news release, the Northeast Ohio Media Group will launch later this summer to help meet the rapidly changing needs of our readers and advertisers. It’s a new, digitally focused company.
Northeast Ohio Media Group will operate Cleveland.com and the Sun News and be responsible for all multimedia ad sales and marketing for The Plain Dealer, Sun News and Cleveland.com. It will also provide content to The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com and the Sun News.
The Plain Dealer Publishing Company will continue to create content and publish in print 7 days a week. Home delivery will be offered three days a week, including Sunday. All 3-day home delivery subscriptions will include access to the 7-day e-edition.
"These actions are aimed at driving innovation, capitalizing on the tremendous strengths of our existing organizations, preserving high-quality journalism and marketing solutions, and providing greater efficiency and flexibility in serving Northeast Ohio through print and digital applications," said Terry Egger, Plain Dealer President, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer.
Egger emphasized to WTAM that while staffing decisions have not been finalized, the planning process should be completed later this summer.
Rollie Dreussi, executive secretary of the Newspaper Guild, the union representing newsroom workers, says, "It's a good thing The Plain Dealer is continuing seven-day publication, but the Guild maintains its concerns about the loss of home delivery and the pending staff cuts." Dreussi says the Guild will eventually lose up to one-third of its membership at The Plain Dealer due to the cuts agreed upon last year. He believes some of those losing their jobs will wind up with cleveland.com.
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