Cleveland – Ohio’s Largest Circulated Newspaper boasts over 250,000 in daily circulation in print and over 1,300,000 online at their cleveland.com website. The Plain Dealer was first printed in 1842 and has since that time won award upon award for reporting.
Nearly every day you hear of a Plain Dealer writer being inducted into Journalism Hall of Fames and Societies. Plain Dealer photographers have consistently won Staff of the Year Awards from the Ohio News Photographers Association. The PD (as it is locally known) also employs a number of Pulitzer Award winning journalist and columnist.
The paper also has the added benefit of having bureaus in Columbus, Ohio, Washington, D.C. and other cities. The Pee Dee (another abbreviation) has launched many successful recent investigations into corruption and maltreatment by county employees, police departments, mayors, and a number of corrupt businesses.
It has in recent years continued this trend of “in your face journalism” albeit professionally but nevertheless hard hitting when warranted. Many officials and citizens have accused it of not getting the story correct and most of those individuals have been proved to be corrupt and out for themselves. The Plain Dealer continues undauntedly to get the facts and best of all, tell it in a compelling and enjoyable way.