The Center for Michigan


Bridge adds veteran of nation’s best newspapers to its editing ranks

September 6, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Monica Williams returns to Michigan after years abroad and a distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other newspapers.

Snag your ticket for the Citizen Water Summits, coming this October!

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff

How should Michigan address ongoing water issues, from PFAS to Line 5 to water shut offs? Grab your free ticket to the Center for Michigan’s Citizen Water Summits for your chance to learn about these issues and have your opinion heard by state leaders.

3 ways to take part in the Your Water, Your Voice campaign from anywhere

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Can't make it to a Citizen Summit or a Community Conversation during our Your Water, Your Voice campaign? Here's how to have your voice heard at any time!

It’s Bridge’s 8th birthday. Will you help us celebrate?

September 5, 2019 | John Bebow

Bridge Magazine is for Michigan, by Michigan and about Michigan. Our nonprofit newsroom needs your support. 

Bridge is hiring a Michigan Capitol watchdog reporter. Join our team.

July 31, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge seeks a tenacious, savvy reporter to join the four-time Michigan Press Association ‘Newspaper of the Year.’

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?