The Editors Bureau is a network of experienced journalists with varied skills and backgrounds who provide support for the Signal Cleveland and Signal Akron newsrooms as needed. The bureau is a force multiplier, offering access to expertise and mentoring beyond what any one news organization, non-profit or for-profit, can offer.

The bureau also supports other non-profit news organizations in Greater Cleveland. Bureau editors are currently working with the staffs at The Buckeye Flame, which amplifies the voices of LGBTQ+ Ohioans to support community and civic empowerment; and The Cleveland Observer, an information and resource hub to engage, educate and empower Cleveland’s urban communities.

For more information about the editors bureau, contact Frank W. Lewis at

Bureau editors

Michelle Faust Raghavan
Audio and web journalism editor, founder of Claridad Media journalism consultancy

Jimi Izrael
Author, podcaster, journalist and journalism educator, former NPR contributor

Laura Putre
Senior editor, IndustryWeek; co-founder, Belt Magazine; veteran of alternative weeklies and magazines in Cleveland and Chicago

Afi Scruggs
Freelance cross-platform journalist; former Plain Dealer reporter and columnist; contributor to NPR, Washington Post and others

Stuart Warner
Writing coach; Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper editor at Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal