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Category: Hard News

Covering BREAKING NEWS.. Blend the new and old-school

In the news business, every day has the potential to blow up with huge breaking story.

Last Wednesday was one of those days.

[Just to fill you in on a little background information… For the past two years, federal investigators have been building a bribery case against Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, a top government official in the county. On Wednesday, FBI agents arrested him and seven other officials, culminating the biggest government corruption probe in the area.]

This is one of the biggest stories of the year in Cleveland, and our newsroom had an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to our constant coverage, which was a great blend of new-age journalism and traditional reporting and storytelling skills.

Despite troubles, Marines press to meet quota for toys program

Two Marines celebrate as an arcade game at Magic Mountain spews out 200 tickets. They stuff them into a tall cardboard box already overflowing with thousands of tickets.

“I want to win that guitar,” Staff Sgt. Cary Anderson says, pointing to the wall of prizes. “Think I have enough tickets?”