It's been a privilege to write about Cleveland and its politics for so long. I love Cleveland and will miss it. But after 12 1/2 years in my job, it's time for me to try something new.
I'll also miss competing and sharing knowledge with the many talented journalists who cover Cleveland's politics, courts and big civic debates.
Any regular readers of my blog who are looking for sources for Cleveland political news could follow Nick Castele at WCPN, Tom Beres at WKYC, M.L. Schultze at WKSU and Sam Allard at Scene. It's also worth following WCPN producer Lawrence Caswell, one of the most interesting Facebookers & tweeters in Cleveland.
Among Plain Dealer people, I want to tip my hat to some of the reporters I came up in Cleveland journalism with, who are doing strong work on politics and big issues today: Rachel Dissell, Mark Naymik, Henry Gomez, Leila Atassi, and Bob Smith. It's a great news town, and they're some of the best covering it.
Cleveland Magazine has been a fantastic place for me to grow as a writer, reporter, storyteller, and editor. Of the many people I work with here who've supported my writing, I owe the most to Steve Gleydura, my editor for my entire 12 1/2 years here. His deep instincts for narrative storytelling played a huge part in helping me become the writer I am today. I'm grateful for the trust he placed in me.
I'm also grateful to you, the reader, for following my work, spreading it on social media, and caring about the issues I've covered.
If you're looking for me after today, you can read my work at ericktrickey.com and follow me on Twitter at @ErickTrickey.