Bridge Magazine and Crain’s Detroit Business have hired Lindsay VanHulle to be the Lansing correspondent for both publications.
VanHulle, 29, a Michigan State University graduate, has served as a Lansing State Journal business reporter since 2011. While there, she led local coverage of a proposed $245 million tribal casino downtown, and was a lead reporter covering the right-to-work legislation debate and associated protests, among many other stories. She previously covered education and nonprofits for The Traverse City Record-Eagle, which she joined in 2007. She has won numerous awards for her work and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
The agreement between Crain’s Detroit and Bridge is a joint venture based on a common journalistic vision of high-quality nonpartisan news and information. With the agreement, Bridge adds in-depth business coverage to its portfolio and Crain’s expands its capacity to do deeper project-based reporting. The shared position also helps both organizations expand their audiences.
“Lansing coverage has been hugely important to Crain’s readers for nearly 30 years,” said Publisher Mary Kramer. “Following policies – and politics – that affect business is important to thousands of business owners and managers throughout the state.
Lindsay’s expertise from her years in the state capital will help us develop even deeper coverage. We’re pleased this partnership will bring benefits to readers of Crain’s Detroit Business as well as to Bridge.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Crain’s and bring a rising star like Lindsay VanHulle on board to lead the effort,” said John Bebow, president and CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Michigan, which includes Bridge.
“We saw in-depth business coverage as the next frontier for Bridge. We’d rather collaborate than compete – and collaborating with the state’s leading business news publication strikes us as the very best way to provide readers with insightful business coverage.”
VanHulle will work mostly from Bridge’s Lansing office near the state capitol. She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-657-2204.
VanHulle’s reports from Lansing will run simultaneously in Crain’s and Bridge publications beginning in May.
Crain’s Detroit Business, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is the leading source of news and information for the Southeast Michigan business community through daily coverage at crainsdetroit.com and its weekly print publication.
Bridge is the thrice-weekly online news and analysis publication of the Center For Michigan, a nonpartisan nonprofit whose mission is to foster a better Michigan through an informed citizenry. Bridge’s special areas of focus are talent and education, quality of life, the economy and Michigan’s competitive position in it, the public sector, vulnerable children and families and how individual citizens have made Michigan better.