The Center for Michigan


Bridge, Center for Michigan win Emmy for ‘Michigan Divided’ documentary

June 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Following six Michigan families with different political views for a year, “Michigan Divided” exposed our stubbornly wide partisan gap. The film won best topical documentary in the Michigan Emmy contest Saturday.

Calling Michigan teachers! How would you improve 3rd-grade reading skills?

May 30, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

Michigan’s young students continue to struggle with basic reading proficiency. What would Michigan teachers do differently if they were in charge of state education policy?

Bridge is hiring a copy editor/production manager for our growing audience

May 23, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine expands once more to provide high-quality, nonpartisan coverage of the most important issues facing Michigan residents.

Please support Bridge's nonprofit Michigan newsroom during our spring 2019 fundraiser

May 13, 2019 | John Bebow

Our stories are free, but we need your help. Bridge has no paywall and has very little advertising. We rely on the generosity of readers to support our in-depth journalism. Will you help us during our spring 2019 fundraiser?

Bridge reporter Chastity Pratt wins Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University

May 3, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge’s urban affairs reporter among 27 global journalists named to the Nieman Foundation Journalism fellowship program at Harvard University.  

Bridge wins 26 awards in Society of Professional Journalists contest

May 3, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Staffers won nine first-place awards in the contest that honors great journalism.

Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

March 22, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Want to ensure your voice is heard in Michigan’s road debate? Come give us a piece of your mind!

Bridge Magazine seeks reporter to cover healthcare, mental health issues

February 13, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Healthcare remains a critical issue for Michigan families and businesses. Bridge seeks an experienced journalist to convey the challenges and policy choices to our growing statewide audience.

Bridge earns fourth straight Michigan Newspaper of the Year award

February 1, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge earned 30 Michigan Press Association prizes altogether, including five first-place awards in open-class competition against every newspaper in the state. Among them: MPA's prestigious Public Service Award.

From Michigan Truth Tour: Fix our schools and roads, end partisan games

January 29, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

The Center for Michigan heard from 23,000 people across the state in 2018 on what they want from lawmakers, and what they don’t. Now, we’re talking your views to every legislator in Lansing and to the governor’s office.   

The Michigan Truth Tour in 18 pictures

January 29, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

A peek at what it’s like to speak with over 8,000 people statewide in one year - all with a puppy in tow.

The Center for Michigan is looking to hire an outreach coordinator

January 18, 2019 | Bridge Staff

If you have a passion for public engagement and want to impact issues critical to Michigan’s future, this is your opportunity.

‘Michigan Divided’ documentary showing at DIA and U-M as election nears

October 17, 2018 | Ron French

Bridge spent a year following six families with wildly different political views after the contentious 2016 election to see if they could find common ground. You have a few chances to see the resulting documentary before your vote on Nov. 6.

Bridge reporter wins Michigan Bar award for consumer coverage

October 4, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Ted Roelofs received the Frank J. Kelley Consumer Advocacy Award for his reporting last year on the pitfalls of reverse mortgages and their impact on Michigan seniors.

Will you help celebrate Bridge's 7th birthday with a donation?

September 6, 2018 | John Bebow

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. Will you help us celebrate our 7th birthday by supporting our mission?

See Bridge's documentary 'Michigan Divided' on the big screen in Novi

September 5, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine spent 2017 chronicling the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum. A free showing will be held at Emagine Novi, located at 44425 West 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on September 17th.

East Michigan pub trivia competition to launch in Metro Detroit

August 3, 2018 | Alexandra Schmidt

How well do you know Michigan? Are you ready to compete for $1,500 with others around metro Detroit? Test yourself with practice questions!

Tools for teaching Michigan students about government and citizenship

July 30, 2018 | Bridge Staff

In this vital election year, Bridge Magazine is working to provide fun, interactive citizenship opportunities for Michigan residents. That includes students!

Support Michigan news YOU can use. Donate to Bridge today.

May 21, 2018 | John Bebow

Our spring fundraising drive is almost over. We’re extremely grateful to the readers who’ve generously contributed this month in support of Bridge’s award-winning, in-depth, nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest journalism. Will you join them?

Support the in-depth Michigan news you deserve. Please donate to Bridge today.

May 14, 2018 | John Bebow

Thank you for reading Bridge Magazine’s nonprofit, nonpartisan, in-depth Michigan journalism. Will you help fuel our work in this important statewide election year?