"The Intersection" collects all the coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots by The Detroit Journalism Cooperative
Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed.
...There are so many ways that the factors that led to the uprising are still with us. There are so many reminders, both physical and metaphorical.
If there is good news, 50 years after the 1967 uprising, it is probably that we are all much more honest about the ways in which the problems of then still haunt us now. There’s nowhere near as much gloss or self-kidding as we used to indulge.
This book, a collection of the coverage by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative during 2016, is a testament to that.
— From the Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning, Detroit native Stephen Henderson
To focus on community life and the city’s future after bankruptcy, six nonprofit media outlets formed the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC).
The Center for Michigan’s Bridge Magazine is the convening partner for the group, which includes Detroit Public Television (DPTV), Michigan Radio, WDET, Chalkbeat Detroit and New Michigan Media, a partnership of ethnic and minority newspapers.
Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the DJC partners are reporting about and creating community engagement opportunities relevant to the city’s bankruptcy, recovery and restructuring.