David Zeman is senior editor at Bridge. Previously, he was director of content and communication at the nonprofit Education Trust-Midwest. Zeman worked for two decades at the Detroit Free Press as an investigative reporter and editor. As editor, his reporters won some of the nation’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize and the National Headliner Public Service Award. Before returning to his hometown of Detroit, Zeman was a reporter at The Miami Herald and The (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer. He also spent two years as an attorney at a commercial litigation law firm in Miami. Zeman holds a law degree from the University of Miami, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife and two children. You can reach David via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 248-210-8476.
May 22, 2020 | David Zeman
At least two cases have been filed in federal court seeking to hold the owners of two mid-Michigan dams responsible for catastrophic flooding this week.
April 24, 2019 | David Zeman
Bridge Magazine is launching three monthly newsletters, two dealing with healthcare and a third specifically focused on mental health.
September 27, 2018 | David Zeman
The settlement was announced Thursday by Anglers of the Au Sable, which had objected to what it said was a threat to the trout stream from fish waste produced by the farm.
Truth Squad is simplifying how its rates the accuracy of political ads and rhetoric, while making it easier to alert voters to statements that may be technically factual but misleading
May 23, 2018 | David Zeman
Bridge Magazine is partnering with ProPublica to crowdsource how political candidates and special interest groups target Michigan voters using Facebook advertising. But we need your help.
January 23, 2018 | David Zeman
As student performance in Michigan has plummeted, one strategy where many elected officials, educators, business leaders and state residents agree is bolstering future student success through early childhood programs.
January 18, 2018 | David Zeman
A revamped Truth Squad is keeping political candidates honest in 2018, and what better way to kick off our fact-checking than with some leading candidates for governor.
February 12, 2015 | David Zeman
A computer programming error resulted in two Michigan elementary schools being left off the list of 2014 State Champs. The error also slightly changes the individual rankings of some schools.
August 12, 2014 | David Zeman
Rural communities face a tsunami of modern ills, from fading economies to children who can’t wait to leave. You can help Bridge document the hardship (and joy) of rural life.
January 29, 2014 | David Zeman
Michigan’s most trusted nonprofit news organizations are joining forces to produce data-driven journalism on Detroit’s financial crisis – and the road ahead.