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Journalism grant expands Documenters program

WDET and City Bureau received a second Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $76,000 to expand the City Bureau Detroit pilot, a citizen journalism and local media partnership focused on increasing coverage...

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Race and Justice Reporting Initiative funded

Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), a program of Wayne State University, received $26,000 to pilot the Race and Justice Reporting Initiative to build a platform for nuanced storytelling that highlights...

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Expanding Storytelling Workshops for Community Members

Riverwise Magazine, in partnership with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, has received a second Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $15,000 to improve and...

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Program equips neighborhood residents with news reporting skills

Michigan State University, in partnership with Grandmont/Rosedale Development Corporation, has received $28,332 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund to train and equip neighborhood communication outlets to produce high-quality videos with...

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Outlier delivers critical information through text messaging

Innovative news outlets around the country are looking at Outlier Media’s creative use of text messaging to connect Detroit residents to news and information about their communities. Outlier, which received...

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Islandview home to new Neighborhood Reporting Initiative

Detroit Public Television, in partnership with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) and the Tuxedo Project, received $50,000 to further develop the “Other Detroit” program. The program, which launched in...

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Tostada uses food journalism to amplify broad range of voices

Serena Maria Daniels spent years working as a daily newspaper reporter writing about immigration and politics and doing her best to highlight the untold stories of people in the communities...

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Grant supports citizen blogger network development

Detour Detroit, in partnership with Tech Town, received $46,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund to develop a community engagement strategy and to expand a fellowship program designed to tell...

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Opportunities for Strategic Support of Detroit’s Young Children

This month, Detroit’s key Head Start agencies will submit applications to “re-compete” for federal dollars for this critical and comprehensive early childhood program. While the quest for these dollars is...

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Community Foundation Head Start grants to boost teacher recruitment and retention

Eight organizations in three southeast Michigan counties are receiving $1.1 million in grants from the Community Foundation’s Head Start Innovation Fund. The grants will support the organizations’ recompetition for federal...

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