NEWS & PRESS


Local public meetings are a scrape and a tap away NeimanLab

“The goal is not to produce content for media outlets. It’s to repair broken bridges with local government, to get people to the meetings, get their voices heard, and figure...

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Freedom of information: New project aims to help Detroiters use public records law The Detroit Free Press

“Journalists talk a lot about the Freedom of Information Act. It’s a key way that we hold our governments accountable. Free Press journalists recently used Michigan’s Freedom of Information law...

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Nine Journalism Projects Share More than $330,000 in Grants

Nine projects that invite Detroit residents to shape local news and information will share more than $330,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund To promote quality journalism and ensure local...

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Journalism on Demand: Personalized Data Delivered By Text Message

When Outlier Media founder Sarah Alvarez explored how to reach more Detroit residents to share information she looked beyond newsprint and websites, traditional ways of delivering news to the public....

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Cultivating A New Generation of Storytellers

The Riverwise Writing Workshop is arming a new generation of storytellers with the tools to shape their own stories. Local activists deeply-rooted in their communities are developing skills writing poetry...

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Tostada Magazine: Writing About Food, Breaking Down Barriers

Tostada Magazine uses food to explore Detroit’s culture and people with the belief that food can break down barriers and bring people together. From profiling small ethnic restaurants to examining...

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Arise Detroit! and Michigan Chronicle

Arise Detroit! created “One Year in the Life” to produce news stories in three Detroit neighborhoods — Dexter-Davidson, Northwest and Southwest — to expand the narrative about Detroit and show...

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WDET and City Bureau: Citizen Journalism Serving as the Eyes and Ears for the Public

Too often Detroit residents are not aware a public meeting is happening or are unable to find out what occurred. Some public meetings, once routinely covered by local journalists, seldom...

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Detroit Public Television and Community Development Advocates of Detroit host community conversations to bolster neighborhood participation in the region’s journalism

Local residents share views about the problems and promise of their comeback city in Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund pilot program. The group of young black men under 30, who make...

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Michigan Chronicle and Arise Detroit Team Up with Journalism Grant The Michigan Chronicle Online

One Year in The Life, a new monthly supplement to the Michigan Chronicle Roots section, is dedicated to coverage of the Detroit experience at a grassroots level. The edition is...

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