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.
Residential shutoffs spiked 18 percent in 2016 - countering city officials' expectations. A staggering 83,000 homes have lost water service at some point since the city launched a crackdown on delinquent accounts in 2014.
Go block by block to scan the more than 27,000 homes that had water cut off in 2016.
"A significant difference in diagnoses" of skin or gastrointestinal infection was found in residents who lived on blocks with water shutoffs. But researchers acknowledge there's not yet enough data to prove a link.
A promising Detroit hospital program is steering ER patients ‒ including those engaged in crime themselves ‒ on a safer path. With video.
Nikolai Vitti, the incoming superintendent from Florida, faces some age-old Detroit problems: overcrowded classrooms, historically low student achievement, and the burden of replacing a popular predecessor. Here’s what insiders suggest he should tackle first.
Two writers discuss gentrification. One sees inequality. The other, glimmers of hope.
New book argues City Hall is picking winners and losers. And longtime residents are out of luck.
Scholar argues that neighborhoods thrive when rich and poor live together.
The city reduces controversial surcharge after religious leaders balk.
Compilation from Bridge and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative measures how much has changed since deadly days of 1967. It goes on sale today. Get your copy in one click.
Click here to order your copy of our latest, book, "The Intersection." Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed.
Which came first, the artist or the egg? High art generates a new breed of chicken for a Detroit urban farm.
Can you call it a comeback if mortgages are only written in a few communities? Several years into a downtown recovery, neighborhood mortgage lending remains “pathetic.”
Detroit’s mayor has said early and often he should be judged by whether Detroit gains population. So far, it hasn’t.
Suffice to say, Detroit did not go Donald Trump’s way last November. But the new president promised to bring more jobs, better schools and safer streets to African-American communities. We asked Detroit residents and civic leaders what making Detroit great again might look like.
Noah had to deal with a deluge. So do Detroit faith leaders, in the form of sharply rising bills to cover stormwater runoff. The city is offering help, but some say they fear closure.
Bailey Sisoy Isgro never knew Helen McGowan, the infamous “Motor City Madam,” whose women catered to Detroit’s discretion-seeking power brokers. But her brothel is fueling another potent business.
People from six of seven countries named in President Trump’s temporary immigration ban have come to Michigan in the last 15 years. Here are the data.