Lynn Ischay has worked at The Plain Dealer for 22 years. Her work there has taken her from Switzerland to South Sudan. She spent four years as Chief Photographer, then decided to return to shooting after an illness.
Prior to The Plain Dealer, Ischay worked at The Columbus Dispatch, and was a finalist in the Robert F. Kennedy Awards for "Fragile Lives," a story about the cost of keeping medical fragile children at home vs institutionalization.
At her first job, The News Herald, she won the Pro Football Hall of Fame award for a photo of a double face mask between two rival players, one a Cleveland Brown, one a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Lynn lives in Euclid, Ohio, as close to Lake Erie as money would allow. Right now, the lake is 60 yards away.
Recent Posts by Lynn Ischay
Case ClosedApril 8, 2020 by Rachel Dissell, Andrea Simakis, Lynn Ischay, Ellen Stein Burbach, Kelley Benham French, Melodie Smith, Wendy Carr McManamon, Joel Downey
This multipart series focuses on rape survivor Sandi Fedor’s efforts to track down the serial rapist who attacked her as she discovers that her trust has been betrayed by the indifference of an historically under-resourced Cleveland Police sex crimes unit. Judges praised the team for “successfully intertwining a visceral survivor’s point of view narrative with traditional investigative reporting.” They said the series “meticulously documents with photographs, video clips, audio recordings, public records, police documents, and prior investigative reporting” a “pattern of systemic police department failure dating back decades” which “enabled serial offenders like the man who attacked Sandi Fedor to evade justice for years.” Originally published in the Plain Dealer on September 29, 2019.
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