About John Kroll
KROLL, JOHN is director of training and digital development at The Plain Dealer, a 350,000-circulation newspaper in Cleveland. He runs the newsroom's training program and oversees its use of social media. Kroll grew up in Chicago and has a journalism degree from Northwestern University. He's been a reporter, copy editor, columnist, page designer, picture editor, wire editor, personal finance/personal tech editor, deputy business editor and news impact editor (Web producer), starting at the Muskegon Chronicle and Saginaw News in Michigan and working at the Detroit Free Press and Chicago Sun-Times before coming to The Plain Dealer in 1986. He and his wife have traveled throughout Europe and the South Pacific, allowing him to indulge in his passion for photography. He reads extensively, from Catholic history to neurology, from James Thurber to Loren Estleman.
- Location: AL
- Was accepted for Mar 25-30 2007 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by John Kroll (includes contributory writing):
- Easy Rider
- How do you pursuade commuters to leave their cars at home? A Bay Area research project looks for the answer on two wheels.