LIVE: We kicked off our year-end NewsMatch campaign and you can help! Learn More

Outlier Media

News and accountability for Detroiters.

Our NewsMatch Campaign

We’re excited to share that we’re kicking off our year-end NewsMatch campaign and you can help! NewsMatch is an industry-wide movement to sustain nonprofit journalism like ours through matching gifts on the local and national level. Starting now—through December 31—NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12 times or double your one-time gift, up to $1,000. Do you value the critical work we do? Please give today!

Who we are

Outlier Media is a Detroit-based service journalism organization. We identify, report, and deliver valuable information to empower residents to hold landlords, municipal government and elected officials accountable for longstanding problems. By keeping residents first, we hope to give more than we take, and leave people with the information they need to create change in their own communities. 

What we do

We deliver high-value information directly to news consumers over text message and offer every resident the ability to connect directly with a reporter. When Detroiters need help finding local resources or information, and when decisions are made that negatively impact their lives, we answer the call.

If you’re looking for important information in Detroit delivered right to your phone, text DETROIT to 73224 or share your number with us.

Note: Message and data rates may apply. We send no more than 4 messages a month. Reply HELP for help or STOP to cancel at any time. See our privacy and terms

Our Newsletters.

The Dig

A weekly newsletter on housing and real estate that tracks every building development in Detroit and the impact on communities. Learn more

Detroit Documenters

A newsletter that offers people-powered news on your local government delivered straight to your inbox. Learn more

Our Storytelling

We’re growing.

Hiring: Director of Audience Outlier Media

Join our Freelance Journalist Network