Documenters’ Project Launches New Round of Training for Residents Covering Local Meetings

Tafari Stevenson-Howard

WDETOutlier MediaCitizen Detroit, and City Bureau have been teaming up for several months to help Detroiters attend and document public meetings. 

The Documenters project kicks off a second round of public newsrooms and trainings this month. 

On Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson speaks with Outlier Media Chief of Engagement and Operations Candice Fortman and City Bureau co-founder Darryl Holliday, who directs the organization’s News Lab. 

Click on the audio player above to hear the conversation. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming Detroit Documenters events:

Detroit Documenters Open House
Thursday, March 7
The Jam Handy
2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Detroit Documenters Training
Thursday, March 14
The Jam Handy
2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Detroit Documenters Training
Friday, March 15
2020 14th St., Detroit 48216

Image credit: CB

This post is a part of Detroit Documenters .

WDET is partnering with City Bureau and CitizenDetroit on a civic journalism project to increase awareness and coverage of public meetings in Detroit. Detroit Documenters trains and pays highly engaged citizens to participate in the newsgathering process and contribute to a new public record for the city. Learn more and sign up at


Support for this project comes from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, a partnership between the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The fund seeks to advance quality journalism while reflecting the perspectives of diverse constituencies including people of color, women and low-income communities.

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