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 The Craig Fahle Show.


Partner Content

The judge overseeing Detroit’s historic bankruptcy case removed from the record Syncora’s “personal attack” on the case’s chief mediator and gave the bond insurer’s attorneys until Sept. 12 to explain why they shouldn’t face sanctions. Earlier this month, Syncora’s attorneys in a court filing criticized  Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen for [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)
The MiWeek team previews Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial, scheduled to start on Tuesday. The program will air on Detroit Today at 9 a.m. Friday. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)
If and when Detroit emerges from bankruptcy, the city will have additional financing to help it operate. Barclays Capital has agreed to back up to $275 million in financial recovery bonds. The notes will be issued by the Michigan Finance Authority. Detroit officials say they will use the money, in part, for [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)
Bridge Magazine's Nancy Derringer and MLive reporter David Muller join Rochelle and Laura to discuss the relationship between Detroit's seniors and gentrification in the city's greater downtown district. We consider it a preview of discussions that promise to further intensify in the city's post-bankruptcy era if reinvestment continues and repopulation [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)
NextChapterDetroit's Sandra Svoboda joins Laura Weber Davis and guest host Rochelle Riley to describe the latest courtroom surprises, how the DWSD bond sale is progressing and what to expect at the city's bankruptcy trial, scheduled to begin Tuesday. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Source: Next Chapter Detroit (WDET)

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