Jon Dale Shadel — Writer, Editor and Producer
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Oregon Business cover story: "Shafted"

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Shafted

Shafted

Without the elevator, modern cities simply could not exist. No other invention has had such a singular influence on the scale and movement of urban development — moving more people per day than almost any other form of motorized transit. Yet the industry remains shrouded in secrecy.

I investigated alarming reports of rising malfunction and entrapment for this cover story of the September 2018 issue of Oregon Business, an SPJ award-winning magazine named among the best business publications in the United States.

“Writer Jon Shadel did a masterful job showing how elevators are pivotal to urban development yet as business entities literally operate behind closed doors.” –Linda Baker, editor of Oregon Business

 “Shafted” was the cover story of the September 2018 issue of Oregon Business magazine.   Read a clipping of the entire feature    here   .

“Shafted” was the cover story of the September 2018 issue of Oregon Business magazine.

Read a clipping of the entire feature here.