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The Coverage: Detroit Bankruptcy One Year Later

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DJC reporters chronicled the city’s recovery from bankruptcy. Where are we now?

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In this special end-of-the-year program, WDET’s Sandra Svoboda recaps the “Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later” project and showcases some of the work in that series. Along with our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the WDET reporters and producers looked at how the city’s administration is operating, post-bankruptcy, and how services are being delivered along with what challenges remain, how some of the deals and settlements played out, and what it all means for residents.

Find the complete series at Next Chapter Detroit, which includes audio segments from WDET and Michigan Radio, stories from Bridge Magazine and the ethnic and minority newspaper partners at New Michigan Media, and some video pieces from Detroit Public Television.

A panel of reporter from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative media outlets discussed their work as part of "Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later."Sandra Svoboda
Sandra Svoboda

A panel of reporter from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative media outlets discussed their work as part of “Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later.”

All of the DJC partners contributed to the “Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later Project.” At a community event earlier this month, several of the reporters talked with WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn about their work. Here’s that discussion, which included Bridge Magazine’s Mike Wilkinson, DPTV’s Ed Moore, Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham, Bridge Magazine’s Chastity Pratt Dawsey, The Jewish News’ Barbara Lewis, The Arab American News’ Ali Harb, and The Michigan Chronicle’s Keith Owens.

Here are the rest of the pieces that aired today on this special edition of Detroit Today:

Click on the link above to hear the full audio of today’s show.

Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later Series

This post is a part of Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later Series .

For a month, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative journalists will explore the impact of the city’s bankruptcy case, including its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications.

Audiences are invited to a free, community event where they can hear directly from key figures in the case and ask questions. The 6 to 8 p.m. program on Wednesday, Dec. 9 will be at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. Learn more.

Presented by WDET in partnership with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.

Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.



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