Detroit Journalism Cooperative
To focus on community life and the city’s future after bankruptcy, five nonprofit media outlets have formed the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC).
The Center for Michigan’s Bridge Magazine is the convening partner for the group, which includes Detroit Public Television (DPTV), Michigan Radio, WDET and New Michigan Media, a partnership of ethnic and minority newspapers.
Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the DJC partners are reporting about and creating community engagement opportunities relevant to the city’s bankruptcy, recovery and restructuring.
Just because the Detroit City Council isn’t a laughingstock doesn’t mean its members are a rubber stamp for the mayor, Brenda Jones insists.
Group wants more money for students living in poverty and disabilities. But will it fly?
A few weeks ago, a breakthrough was near for a regional transit plan in southeast Michigan. Now, talks have frayed, and some wonder if a smaller plan is better than none.
Police state or good government? That’s the debate as Detroit considers requiring businesses install live camera feeds.
Elected officials this month to propose changes to the Regional Transit Authority in anticipation of November tax request.
Budget problems have eliminated a reward program to catch arsonists.
Two experts talk gentrification. One hopes downtown development can help everyone. Another says neighborhoods are collapsing.
Rich people aren’t displacing residents. Poor people are going from one bad situation to another.
Wealth is returning after decades. Now is the time to discuss policies so developments help everyone.
The state has placed more than three dozen struggling schools on notice: Improve, or else. Can Alisanda Woods beat the clock?
The digital divide is real. And poor residents are being left behind.
A grieving sister. A brilliant lawyer. A conflicted son. These are the stories behind the film out on DVD next week. Only in Bridge.
Since 2014, the city has shut taps on 100,000 homes. Even so, shutoffs are way down this year.
Teacher shortages and poaching of talent among traditional and charter schools hurts students in the low-performing school district.
Detroit city clerk candidate who lost by 1,482 votes wants absentee votes recounted.
Democracy isn’t pretty. It’s even less so in Detroit, so experts are urging audits of balloting to restore faith in elections.
Clerk candidate Garlin Gilchrist says he’s concerned about reports of irregularities and may seek a recount in his narrow loss Tuesday.
Few surprises in Detroit, Flint and other cities. Here are takeaways from Tuesday’s elections.
She grew up in America, married an American and had an American baby. Her story could hold lessons to Dreamers worried about deportation. (video)
Undocumented immigrants are increasingly ‘self-deporting,’ returning to Mexico or other countries and forsaking the American Dream. (video)