By: Dave Astor
Connie Schultz will bring her Pulitzer Prize-winning column to Creators Syndicate next month, while continuing to be distributed by Newhouse News Service.
“I’m not leaving Newhouse,” The Plain Dealer of Cleveland staffer told E&P this morning. “They own The Plain Dealer, and they’ll still circulate me on their list. Creators allows me to cast a much wider net.”
Schultz, whose first column for Creators will be her June 12 piece, said syndicate President Rick Newcombe called her in February and “made a convincing pitch.” That was soon after Schultz returned from an 11-month sabbatical she took to help with the ultimately successful U.S. Senate campaign of her husband, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Will being with a syndicate in addition to a news service change Schultz’s feature in any way? “I’ll write the same column I’ve always written, but I’ll reach a lot more readers,” she replied. “It’s the best of both worlds for me — writing from Cleveland while having a conversation with people across the country.”
The 2005 Pulitzer winner for commentary also has a new Random House book coming out next month about her experiences on the campaign trail. It’s titled “… and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man.”
Schultz’s column often discusses situations encountered by everday people. For instance, her feature has focused on employers taking a cut of employee tips and death-row inmates who were wrongly accused.