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In 2020 US Census, we must work to ensure all in southeast Michigan are counted

This piece originally ran in the Detroit Free Press on Saturday, May 18, 2019 Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether the federal government can include...

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Increasing 2020 census participation

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter Every 10 years, the United States has the responsibility of counting its population. The census is vital for several reasons: to...

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Detroit residents shape local news with Journalism Fund grants

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter Nine journalism projects representing collaborations among 18 southeast Michigan organizations have been awarded grants totaling $333,952 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement...

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Discussing the Census with Nolan Finley

Having an accurate census count is important for the region, the city of Detroit and the state. States lose an average of $1,800 per person per year for every person...

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Grants available for projects that promote an accurate census count

Effort seeks to ensure southeast Michigan communities receive their fair share of federal dollars The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced a grant opportunity for organizations seeking to promote...

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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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Journalism grant helps cover Detroit’s eastside neighborhoods

The Michigan Chronicle and ARISE Detroit received $54,600 in 2019 to expand a citizen journalism program to Detroit’s eastside neighborhoods. The coverage of residents in east side communities will appear in...

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Journalism grant boosts understanding and use of Freedom of Information Act

Detroit Free Press, in partnership with Michigan Community Resources, received its first Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $18,020 to help citizens use the Freedom of Information Act. Detroit residents...

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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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