OMW hears from a reliable source that yet another local newspaper type is trading in print for a radio microphone.
Word out of a certain building on Exchange Street is that Akron Beacon Journal reporter Kymberli Hagelberg is exiting the newspaper, bound for a reporting gig at ideastream NPR outlet WCPN/90.3 Cleveland.
The job change for Hagelberg would be the second such move in recent weeks.
Long-time Canton Repository managing editor M.L. Schultze left the Canton newspaper to take the news director post at WCPN's primary Northeast Ohio competitor, Kent State University-owned NPR outlet WKSU/89.7 Kent.
Now, we realize that radio news itself isn't the most stable profession, and stations have cut back on it in recent years.
But the public radio news battle in Northeast Ohio has been heated, and a number of moves have been made at both WCPN and WKSU - sometimes between the two stations, as staffers move back and forth.
And apparently both operations feel a little journalistic injection from the print side of things is a needed boost to their newsrooms.
And of course, there's that Major Instability Factor regarding new ownership at both the Beacon Journal and the Repository.
The Beacon cut a large number of staffers, and consolidated other positions, when new owner Black Press took the reins. And the Repository was recently purchased by a company called GateHouse...