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BridgeDetroit founding editor Stephen Henderson (Photo by Valaurian Waller)

Transparency is at the heart of what we do. We demand it from the people in power that we cover and, in turn, are committed to being transparent with our readers. That’s why, over these next couple of days, you’ll be hearing a lot about our plans for the funds we raise this summer. You deserve to know where your money goes.  

During our summer campaign, we’re hoping to inspire 100 BridgeDetroit readers to support our community engagement work. That money will help us get our reporting into the hands of Detroiters with and without internet access, listen to community members and their needs, and share information needed to solve problems Detroiters are facing. 


Case in point: After her story about the relationship between the Stellantis Chrysler plant and its surrounding neighborhood, reporter Jena Brooker took to the streets of that community with printed out copies. Jena wanted to be sure that the people affected by Stellantis’ growth and pollution could actually engage with the work she did. 

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Why are we doing this? Because we know it’s important to you: As one reader said, “You are the voice for Detroit residents that need their issues and concerns investigated.”

We know you value this work. Will you help us do more of what you love? 
A donation of any amount makes a difference.

Thank you for believing in us and the power of Detroit-focused journalism to make our city a better place to live. Raising these funds this summer means we’ll continue to grow this year and beyond.

Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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  1. I saw you and the other news reporter on Downtown Detroit several months ago and I wanted to talk with you about this criminal assault in the first false made-up Trial number D077013 where this man name Michael Popkin used his own preponderance rules against me in San Diego, California on our vacation across country towards the western States there.
    If you really want the citizens in Detroit to get together and see what happened to me and my little childrens who are citizens in Detroit before they were kidnapped from them in California over four years ago, then please call me on my cellphone number 1 (248) 302-5936 I’m the Father of both Micah and Micayah Davis and we need your immediately attention concerning this matter right now!

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