As Detroit’s legacy news outlets struggle to diversify, some reporters move on.
Updated: Aug 11, 2019
LAST SUMMER, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) hosted its annual conference in Detroit. Representatives of the city’s mainstream media were there with recruitment booths. But as much as Detroit’s publications need the voices of Black people, who make up 80 percent of its population, its newspapers—whose staffs are 75-percent white, overall—didn’t have openings...