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Ex-PD managing editor lands at Hennes Communications : Thomas Fladung says he knew 'it was time' to leave newspapers, but he doesn't buy into the 'dying industry' narrative

Jul 20, 2015 - Crain's Cleveland Business

Thomas Fladung is leaving an industry in crisis to work at a firm that advises clients dealing with crises.

Fladung, who was until recently managing editor of The Plain Dealer, is joining the crisis management-focused Hennes Communications of Cleveland as a vice president. The firm, led by managing partner Bruce Hennes, advises a client base that includes law firms, hospitals, corporations and public agencies.

"I was a newspaperman for 33 years, and I always told myself that when it ...