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Crain’s Cleveland editor: Why we’re adding to our staff

May 11, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Michelle Jarboe

Elizabeth McIntyre, the publisher and editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business, writes about why it’s expanding its editorial staff with the hiring of Michelle Jarboe.

McIntyre writes, “When opportunity knocks, even as we maintain social distancing, you’ve got to open the door. And hiring a reporter of Michelle’s caliber, to join the 14 other dedicated journalists in Crain’s award-winning newsroom, was an opportunity too good to pass up.

“Like many in Cleveland’s business community, I have long admired Michelle’s work at the Plain Dealer as she covered commercial real estate, development and the housing market. She pays attention to detail, puts the news in context, and has earned the trust of the professionals she covers and the readers she informs.

“When Michelle was laid off by the paper on April 10, I heard from several readers suggesting Crain’s hire her.

“Here’s an example of one of the emails I received: ‘I think it would be fantastic if you were able to bring her on at Crain’s. (In my humble opinion), she’s the most respected and best connected reporter on real estate dealings and new development in our area. Her stories are always positive and appeal to Cleveland’s civic pride. Just think she would be a natural fit with your already stellar journalists.'”

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