I am an award-winning journalist who has worked in the media since 1984. My business, since 1990, is McEntee Media Corp., which publishes trade journals and news sites in the composting and paper recycling businesses. I also am a freelance writer. When I get some spare time I also write a blog at kenmcentee.com.
My media career started in 1984 when I became a reporter at the Lorain (Ohio) Journal, where I won four first place awards over two years for investigative reporting and community service reporting. Later, while working as an editor in the trade press for Recycling Today Magazine and Fibre Market News, my late brother Ron and I established The Weekly Farce, a satirical newspaper based in Cleveland, and Active Voice, a newspaper dedicated to free expression unhindered by media landlords. The Farce had a bit of a cult following and was often featured in the local print, TV and radio media around Cleveland.
After a while, Ron and I started to notice that the bullshit we made up in The Farce was starting to be more credible than the “news” that was carried in the mainstream media. Fake news was alive and well long before Donald Trump popularized the term.
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I am a past president (2016-2017) of the Rotary Club of Strongsville, Ohio, past president of the Strongsville Rotary Foundation (2019-2020) and a member of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, based somewhere in England. I represent Rotary on Greater Cleveland’s Collaborative to End Human Trafficking.
I am a trustee of Arts in Strongsville (so’s my wife) and represent my home precinct as a member of the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. I am a member of COSE – Northeast Ohio’s Council of Smaller Enterprises, the U.S. Composting Council, the Buckeye Firearms Association and the Self-Realization Fellowship founded by Paramahansa Yogananda.
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