About The DJC


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, Renaissance Journalism's Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation, the DJC partners are reporting about and creating community engagement opportunities relevant to the city’s bankruptcy, recovery and restructuring.

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Featured Projects

Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Next Chapter Detroit provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement.

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Center for Michigan’s Bridge Magazine

Bridge Magazine leads the in-depth reporting efforts of the DJC as part of its mission to better inform and encourage a vibrant Michigan in both the private and public sectors.



Detroit Public TV

Detroit Public Television will add a visual element to the cooperative’s work by telling Detroit stories and hosting important conversations about the city.



Michigan Radio

Producing enterprise and investigative journalism, Michigan Radio’s work with the DJC extends bankruptcy coverage to statewide radio and online audiences.



New Michigan Media

Through its member outlets in the ethnic press, New Michigan Media is focused on explaining, humanizing and discussing Detroit’s bankruptcy with a focus on minority communities of the region.




WDET, Detroit’s public radio station, has launched Next Chapter Detroit, a site where the city's bankruptcy & restructuring is covered daily with original work and partner content in conjunction with Detroit Today.

Partner Content

DJ Noor Matti, 31, often spends time in Ankawa at the Chaldean Cultural Center, located next to the U.S. consulate and site of an ISIS bomb that killed three last year and resulted in the closure of this road. (Bridge photo by Kurt Nagl) A smiling boy at the [...]
Thu, Jan 07, 2016
Source: Bridge Magazine
It's been just over a year since Detroit emerged from bankruptcy. As 2015 draws to a close, it will be the first full post-bankruptcy year for Detroit.For city residents, life continues. Some city services have improved, many people are optimistic about the city's future, and some people see no difference [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2015
Source: Michigan Radio
DJC reporters chronicled the city’s recovery from bankruptcy. Where are we now? [...]
Wed, Dec 23, 2015
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)
A special report looking at the progress, struggles, and failures in Detroit during the city’s first year out of bankruptcy: [...]
Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Source: Michigan Radio
Ali Harb, of The Arab American News, and Keith Owens, of The Michigan Chronicle, look back on Detroit’s Bankruptcy. [...]
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)

DJC in the News

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