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How Black Journalists in Detroit and Canada Have Passed their Pens Along the River

On any given day, it wouldn't be surprising to see Orlando Bailey knocking on people's doors as he navigates Detroit's neighborhoods.

As the former director of engagement for BridgeDetroit - a digital, nonprofit news site - he was conversing with Detroiters about what they want to see covered in the media. It's an approach that was born partly out of exasperation: BridgeDetroit's founders desired media coverage that reflected the city's demographics and residents' priorities. So, they built a predominantly Black and Latine newsroom and started asking residents what kinds of coverage were impor...


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