This Week's Media Column:
Will PD's Larkin Stay or Go?
Due to a vacation, I skipped a week last week in my every-other week rotation on the Media Hound column in the Free Times. This week's column is about Plain Dealer editorial page editor (and the paper's institutional memory, especially on politics) Brent Larkin. He's among those who've been offered an early retirement package, and internal newsroom interest is beginning to run high about whether he'll stay or go. Here's hoping this column helps spark at least some modest external interest as well. I think it's time to let some new voices be heard more, and his leaving will surely facilitate that, as well as signal a real end to the unfortunate Alex Machaskee era.