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Detroit Journalism Cooperative to extend focus on city’s bankruptcy and impact

Detroit Journalism Cooperative to extend focus on city’s bankruptcy and impact

 

As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Michigan Radio will extend its exploration of Detroit’s financial issues and engage citizens in finding solutions to challenges facing the city. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has agreed to provide an additional $500,000 in support for the five nonprofit news partners in the project throughout 2015 and 2016. Launched at the beginning of 2014, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative reports and creates community engagement opportunities around Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy and revitalization. A unique news-sharing project, the cooperative focuses on engagement and enterprise, explanatory and solutions-oriented journalism. It connects the voices of Detroit’s residents with the watchdog coverage needed to help citizens better solve their individual and collective issues. It seeks to inspire dialogue and improved public policy to increase Detroit’s chances of recovery. Detroit Journalism Cooperative partners include Michigan Radio, Detroit Public Television (DPTV), WDET, New Michigan Media and the Center for Michigan’s Bridge Magazine. In its first year, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative partners published dozens of stories and special reports as the city weaved its way through the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-journalism-cooperative-extend-focus-city-s-bankruptcy-and-impact

 

 

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