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The Detroit Journalism Cooperative is an integrated community media network providing insight on the issues facing Detroit. It features two radio stations, an online magazine, five ethnic newspapers, and a public television station-- All working together to tell the story of Detroit.The DJC includes Michigan Radio, Bridge Magazine, Detroit Public Television, WDET, and New Michigan Media. To see all the stories produced for the DJC, visit The Intersection website.Scroll below to see DJC stories from Michigan Radio and other selected stories from our partners.

VIDEO: Meet the 2018 candidates for governor

Six of the gubernatorial candidates
Detroit Journalism Cooperative
Six of the gubernatorial candidates. TOP: Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, Gretchen Whitmer; BOTTOM: Brian Calley, Patrick Colbeck, Jim Hines

Six of the seven Democratic and Republican candidates for governor sat for one-hour interviews with reporters from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, a multimedia public service journalism partnership. 

(Republican Bill Schuette chose not to participate, despite numerous invitations and scheduling options.)

The reporters asked a variety of wide-ranging questions about the candidates’ policies and plans, including some submitted by audience members. Candidates did not receive the questions or specific topics in advance.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Patrick Colbeck (R)


Jim Hines (R)


Brian Calley (R)


Gretchen Whitmer (D)


Shri Thanedar (D)


Abdul El-Sayed (D)


Support for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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