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Are Michigan Prisons Above the Law?

Outlier published an investigation in late August that looked into MDOC’s response to COVID-19. My reporting found that the agency’s measures to stem the spread of the virus were often ineffective, punitive, and in some cases, created chaos and confusion.

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Hiring: Reporter to cover information needs in Metro Detroit in Arabic for Outlier Media (Temporary position)

Photo by Thomas Martinsen on Unsplash About Outlier Media Outlier Media is a news service based in Detroit, Michigan filling information and accountability gaps since 2017. We seek to fill the news needs of low-income residents who make up at least two-thirds of the city but are poorly served by other news outlets. By keeping […]

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Finding and filling info gaps during COVID-19

In Detroit, many of us are worried or fearful or anxious. Many of us are grieving. We are also experiencing what it feels like to be inside an information gap. Trying to navigate the world without information you need to survive is difficult and marginalizing. At Outlier our news model has always tried to assess […]

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Detroit has housing issues, but residents have ideas for more solutions

Since a blockbuster Detroit News report found Detroiters had their property overassessed by a total of $600 million between 2010 and 2017, frustration has been palpable. Calls for restitution, always familiar, are more frequent and louder. Solutions put forth by city government – new payment plan options and a $250 million bond proposal to demolish […]

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Housing Detroit: A Community Conversation on the Issues and Solutions

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