“These are the people who haven’t been heard. I never say voiceless, they have a voice, they just didn’t have a platform. I’m that platform.” – Jiquanda Johnson, journalist
Jiquanda Johnson is a Flint-area native with more than 16 years of experience in journalism including print, television and digital media. She has worked for The Detroit News, NBC25, Fox and MLive Media Group/The Flint Journal, where she covered the city of Flint. Jiquanda discovered that the community needed a news publication focused only on Flint, Mich so she launched Flint Beat on March 13, 2017 to fill that need.
WDET’s “Created Equal” Season 2 focuses on the Flint Water Crisis and the elected officials, health care and environmental experts, and citizens who were on the ground from the beginning.
The podcast season is a companion to the book “What the Eyes Don’t See,” written by Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, above, whose research showed Flint children had elevated lead levels in their blood after the switch.