John Bebow, president and CEO of The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine
Bridge is public service journalism for the people of Michigan. We’re nonprofit. Nonpartisan. Fact-driven. And supported by readers just like you all over the state.
Each week, Bridge’s veteran staff of professional journalists work to bring you the most-in-depth, future-oriented reporting we can muster. We cover… Education and the Michigan economy… We watchdog politicians’ words and deeds… We tell inspiring tales about Michigan residents working hard to improve their local communities… We cover trends and issues in the state’s big cities and rural regions. We cover the Pure Michigan environment…We offer diverse commentary across the political landscape.
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Nationwide newspaper employment is down more than 60 percent since 2000. Meaning… Lost institutional knowledge… And much less in-depth coverage of government, local economies, education, infrastructure, and urban and rural issues. Yet Bridge continues to grow. Because readers like you still demand public service journalism.
In 2018, Bridge has… Doubled our number of published reports… Added two capitol/politics watchdogs and an environmental reporter (by reader demand)… Engaged thousands of citizens in more than 100 stops on the “Michigan Truth Tour” to spread factual issue guides and spark nonpartisan discussion about the state’s future… Broadcast hour-long candidate interviews and a gubernatorial debate… Earned more than 50 journalism awards, including a 3rd consecutive Michigan Press Association “Newspaper of the Year” honor.
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