August 7, 2012 – What You Should Be Reading – Part 1
These are some of the best sites for up-to-date, positive information about Detroit. They are a huge resource to the city and I admire all the effort they put into their work. I’m also sure that I’m going to forget a few, so we’ll just call this part 1…
RepYourCity.com aims to be a hub for all community activity online and offline. We will utilize the free flow of the broad Internet and promote our technology as a tool to propagate offline community engagement through. Our overall goal is to redefine social networking and what it means to truely represent one’s city.
First Website That’s Sole Mission is to Highlight the Nice Things People Say About Detroit.
Model D is a web-based magazine creating new narratives for Detroit since 2005. We tell stories of development, re-development, creative people and businesses, vibrant neighborhoods and cool places to live, work and play.
The Urban Innovation Exchange is an initiative to showcase and advance Detroit’s growing social innovation movement. Led by Issue Media Group withData Driven Detroit, The Civic Commons and a coalition of media and community partners, UIX is made possible thanks to funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Since 2009, I Am Young America, L3C has published I Am Young Detroit, an online publication and movement created to attract, retain, and empower young Doers in Detroit through relevant content, resources, engagement and funding opportunities. With IAYD 2.0 we’re also working to empower citizens everywhere to champion them by providing their own using our CitySpotters App at htttp://www.thecityspotters.com.
An interactive documentary on Detroit’s DIY culture, featuring inspiring stories & cool tips for you to create your own projects.
The mission of TPOD is to use vivid portraiture accompanied by earnest, engaging essays to reform the popular notion of what it means to live in Detroit.
By doing so, TPOD exists to stimulate Detroit-directed investment, retain and attract residency, and serve as a counterbalance to national and global media coverage fixated on despair and disrepair in the storied city.
A microgranting foundation promoting news and civic media in Detroit.