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Aviation editor Ostrower departs CNN

March 2, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Jon Ostrower
Jon Ostrower

Jon Ostrower, the aviation editor at CNN, has left the news organization.

Ostrower writes, “By way of explanation, my departure wasn’t planned — it was instead a function of the tough economics of the news business in the 21st century, which is affecting great people across the network’s digital unit, myself included. I’m grateful for the time, albeit brief, that I had with my creative and thoughtful colleagues at CNN. I will miss them greatly.

“So, I’ll take it as a message from the universe. And I’m listening.

“I’ve been a professional journalist for a decade now, a turn of events that still surprises no one more than me sitting here in 2018. Things have significantly changed since the last time I authored a blog six years ago. It’s a return to a familiar medium for me, but this is certainly not the same page that began in Boston in 2007 when I was 23 and joined Flightglobal soon thereafter.

“I spent five wonderful years at The Wall Street Journal. I’m now a parent and I’d like to think a little wiser and certainly grayer. I’ve made my home in Seattle, one of the epicenters of innovation in aviation.”

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