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Online Flint Publication

Grant Amount

$159,000

Geographic Focus

Michigan

Grantee Location

Flint, MI

United States

Grantee Website

Grant Period

December 1, 2016 -
October 31, 2017

This grant will provide support to the Genesee Chamber Foundation to create an editorially independent online publication that covers the people and projects that are driving revitalization across the city of Flint. This work is especially important given the negative effects of the Flint water crisis on the city’s reputation and potential economic growth. Through weekly features and news stories produced by professional local writers, photographers, and videographers, the publication will aim to inform both local residents and audiences outside of the city about Flint’s revitalization, and attract resources from investors and decisionmakers that can contribute to Flint’s ongoing economic development and job growth. The grantee has selected Issue Media Group who will use a variety of methods to insure that content created for the publication is widely disseminated, including use of e-mail and social media channels, and through partnerships with other media organizations.

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