Roth Named Managing Editor of The Ohio Newsroom
CLEVELAND – Award-winning journalist Clare Roth has been chosen to lead The Ohio Newsroom, Ohio’s largest daily statewide news collaborative. Roth will coordinate the journalistic work of Ohio’s network of public radio newsrooms to cover the many “news deserts” in the state.
Roth was most recently news editor at WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky. She began her career as a producer for Iowa Public Radio, having returned to her native state after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. From there she worked at NPR member station WOSU in Columbus.
“I started my career at a statewide station, and it taught me what a difference public radio can make in news deserts,” says Roth. “It also drove home how good journalism can help create community and connection across county lines.”
The Ohio Newsroom is a formal collaboration of Ohio’s existing network of public radio newsrooms that creates a sustainable model offering news coverage. The collaborative consists of Ideastream Public Media (Cleveland), WOSU Public Media (Columbus) and WYSO (Yellow Springs), Cincinnati Public Radio (Cincinnati), WCSU (Wilberforce, Ohio), WGTE (Toledo), and WYSU (Youngstown).
The Ohio Newsroom is backed by grants from The George Gund Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In addition, the project is supported by founding funders including the Reitman Family, Margie and John Wheeler, Ohio Humanities, and The James W. and Anne H.S. Nethercott Public Media and Responsible Journalism Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
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