Detroit Journalism Cooperative
To focus on community life and the city’s future after bankruptcy, five nonprofit media outlets have 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 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.
New book argues City Hall is picking winners and losers. And longtime residents are out of luck.
Scholar argues that neighborhoods thrive when rich and poor live together.
The city reduces controversial surcharge after religious leaders balk.
Compilation from Bridge and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative measures how much has changed since deadly days of 1967. It goes on sale today. Get your copy in one click.
Click here to order your copy of our latest, book, "The Intersection." 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.
Which came first, the artist or the egg? High art generates a new breed of chicken for a Detroit urban farm.
Can you call it a comeback if mortgages are only written in a few communities? Several years into a downtown recovery, neighborhood mortgage lending remains “pathetic.”
Detroit’s mayor has said early and often he should be judged by whether Detroit gains population. So far, it hasn’t.
Suffice to say, Detroit did not go Donald Trump’s way last November. But the new president promised to bring more jobs, better schools and safer streets to African-American communities. We asked Detroit residents and civic leaders what making Detroit great again might look like.
Noah had to deal with a deluge. So do Detroit faith leaders, in the form of sharply rising bills to cover stormwater runoff. The city is offering help, but some say they fear closure.
Bailey Sisoy Isgro never knew Helen McGowan, the infamous “Motor City Madam,” whose women catered to Detroit’s discretion-seeking power brokers. But her brothel is fueling another potent business.
People from six of seven countries named in President Trump’s temporary immigration ban have come to Michigan in the last 15 years. Here are the data.
Bill Scott threw the first bottle at police, an act that encouraged violent uprisings by black Detroiters in 1967. His son grew up thinking his race didn’t matter. Until one night, suddenly, it did.
Residential racism may be less overt than in the 1960s, but whites still live among whites, and blacks among blacks, 50 years after the violence of 1967.
Some of the 63 candidates for school board want to carry on the fight against the state’s financial oversight. Others vow to work within the state’s restrictions. See our database on each candidate.
In this Q-and-A, historian and National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson argues that draconian police tactics in black Detroit neighborhoods had as much to do with the city’s decimation as white flight and lost jobs