News and analysis from The Center for Michigan •
©2015 Bridge Michigan. All Rights Reserved. • Join us online at

Original article URL:

Talent & education

Knowing is half the battle

Bridge Magazine’s prime focus is to provide top-flight, in-depth journalism on key state issues. But what happens if you produce a top-flight story and few hear about it?

That’s why Bridge is committed to working with allies in the news media to amplify coverage — and to getting the message out about what’s happening at

Last week, Center for Michigan President John Bebow appeared on “Off the Record,” the statewide public affairs show broadcast by WKAR. The discussion topic was the state of media coverage in Lansing and across Michigan.

“We are trying to augment (other outlets’ coverage) with some in-depth reporting,” Bebow noted to OTR host Tim Skubick.

Mark Hornbeck, a former State Capitol reporter for Detroit News, said, “We need something like Bridge Magazine to fill in the in-depth coverage.”

Check out the complete segment by clicking here.

* Paul Keep, who leads the print news efforts for the reorganized Booth/MLive organization — with newspapers in Grand Rapids, Flint, Muskegon, Jackson, Saginaw, Bay City and Kalamazoo — talked about MLive’s new alliance with Bridge in his weekly column.

“The online Bridge Magazine, on the other hand, is a new way to approach journalism with a team of seasoned journalists who fill its website with thoughtful work,” he wrote.

Read Keep’s complete analysis here.

* If you like what you are seeing in Bridge, recommend us to a friend or neighbor. It’s easy to sign up for our twice-weekly email alerts for new content by via our home page, or you can just add to your Web browser’s favorites or bookmark lists.

Do you have an idea for a story of state import, or just a good tale about an innovative public servant or a successful local business? We want to hear about it. You may send your tip directly to

No comment yet.Add mine!

Leave your comment...

Your email address will not be published.

Currently on Bridge

Will we be better off if Proposal 1 passes? Former treasurer says yes

An Earth Day pitch: When you hang up the phone for good, toss it the right way

Michigan’s roads affect everyone, so a 'yes' vote on Proposal 1 makes sense

‘Diplomacy Begins Here’ conference aims to illuminate international relations

What NOT to post on Facebook: Jokes about prison rape, when you’re in charge of preventing prison rape

A program to give young offenders a second chance is sending many to prison

Similar accounts in suit over alleged teen prison rapes pose challenge to state's defense

‘New fish’ ‒ One teen inmate’s account of alleged sexual assault

Early learning summit in June could impact Michigan’s children

Money Smart Week: Be penny wise, and pound savvier

Plan B or no Plan B, here’s what happens if road proposal fails

The political tale behind the selling of Proposal 1

A Bridge primer: Untangling the pothole promise of Proposal 1

Who supports, and opposes, Proposal 1

Let's rebuild Michigan through its greatest asset: its water

Could a public boarding school model work in Detroit?

Coalition supporting Detroit schools a step in the city’s road back

Chasing fads? Today’s schools are struggling too much for that

For one Michigan legislative staffer, an hour or two in the spotlight

A cull is a kill, and it’s an overreaction to deer ‘problem’

Lack of college guidance keeps poor and rural students from applying

Those who can, do – and get their hands ‘dirty’ in the process

For one Detroit mom, a complicated path to employment

Detroit by the numbers – the truth about poverty

Michigan should require dental screening for all children entering kindergarten

Where in the world is the Center for Michigan?

After two years, hard to call ACA anything but a success

Bridge’s Academic State Champs emphasizes all the wrong measurements

A graying population poses challenges for Up North counties

Up North, isolation impedes health care for seniors

Enbridge oil pipes and the Straits of Mackinac: Too risky to ignore

Not bigger government, but better services when Community Health and Human Services merge

Two Michigans gaze across a widening gap

In northern counties, workers and business find each other lacking

Hidden poverty stalks a Pure Michigan setting

Postcard: How a git-’er-done spirit helps one rural school district

Postcard: When elk is for dinner

Postcard: Luxe life at Bay Harbor reflects changing economy

Postcard: A roof and a bed

Invest in non-partisan journalism.

Donate to The Center for Michigan. Find out why.