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Bridge Michigan
Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source


Ypsilanti office

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Center for Michigan publications scored 100 out of 100 from Newsguard. Our score reflects “high credibility” in adherence to all nine standards of credibility and transparency.

All Sides

Nonpartisan and Unbiased: All Sides, a national media bias watchdog, rated Bridge Michigan as “center,” indicating that it is not biased to the left or the right.


Gold Seal of Transparency recognizes nonprofits that provide financial, board, staff, program and brand details that enable current and potential donors to thoroughly research the organization.

Bridge Michigan 

A publication of the Center for Michigan, Bridge Michigan is Michigan’s largest nonprofit news service and one of the nation’s leading and largest nonprofit civic news providers.

Bridge Michigan provides passionate and rooted Michigan readers with honest, fact-driven journalism and engagement opportunities on the state’s diverse people, politics, and economy. At Bridge Michigan, we believe transparency and accountability are paramount. They are the foundation of our work. You can learn more about the history of Bridge Michigan since its founding in 2011 here.

Our coverage is nonpartisan, fact-based, and data-driven. 

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bridge Michigan does not endorse political candidates or policies, and we are unafraid and unapologetic in telling the stories about communities, issues, and solutions that might otherwise go untold.

We are community-centered and locally accountable. 

Bridge Michigan’s nonprofit news model is accountable to Michigan-based readers, not Wall Street. All of Bridge Michigan’s financial resources are invested back into our work.

We provide a public service first and foremost. 

This means we don’t have a paywall on our site, charge a subscription fee, or clutter our articles with ads that have nothing to do with our community.

Our job is to know Michigan. 

Bridge Michigan’s reporting covers all corners of the Great Lakes state, from the Copper Country to Downriver, with major emphasis on how the politics and policies coming from the state capitol directly impact statewide residents’ lives.

We’re growing. 

As other Michigan news outlets have dramatically cut staff, outsourced coverage, and even shuttered, Bridge Michigan’s staff has grown exponentially since our founding in 2011. Because of generous philanthropic and reader support, our staff now includes more than twenty full-time professionals dedicated to bringing you important and thoughtful news and information daily. Our audience includes more than 135,000 email subscribers and 500,000+ monthly unique visitors.

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Bridge Michigan’s work is supported by our members, major gifts, events, sponsors, and foundation grants. View a complete list of Bridge Michigan supporters.

Bridge Michigan’s work is not possible without you. If you’d care to donate to our nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom, we’d be grateful.

Editorial Independence Policy

Bridge Michigan subscribes to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept donations, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN's Membership Standards.

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Mailing addresses

Ypsilanti office
220 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Lansing office
600 W St Joseph St #200
Lansing, MI 48933