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Write A House has come up with a creative idea for filling vacant homes in Detroit: renovate them and give them to writers.
The nonprofit organization, which describes itself as “a different kind of writers-in-residence program,” launched an Indiegogo campaign …
The same day a federal judge ruled Detroit can enter bankruptcy, the Knight and Ford Foundations announced they’re funding two new media projects aimed at helping Detroit’s recovery.
The Detroit Journalism Cooperative, which received $250,000 from Knight, is made up of …
As a former Detroiter with ongoing ties and affection for the city, I found myself swinging between despair and hope as I read Monica Davey’s New York Times piece about the various schemes plotting its resurrection.
The story reminded me of several I reported as city-county bureau chief for the Free Press nearly 40 years ago. As far as I know, none of the elaborate plans for mass transit or neighborhood development that I wrote about ever finished the journey from idea to reality.
That’s one reason I was struck by the last couple of graphs of Davey’s story.