You have an appreciation for the importance of local media and the role it plays in helping form an informed and engaged community.  You are also likely aware that the media is in a state of sustained decline. Why does this matter?  According to a Pew Research Center study, “the roughly one-in-five U.S. adults (19%) who feel highly attached to their communities demonstrate much stronger ties to local news than those who do not feel attached — revealing a link between personal connection to the area and a desire to stay more informed about current issues and events.”

There is a growing understanding of the impact of media decline on communities across the county. Read some perspectives from leading media think tanks.  Thanks for your support towards strengthening local media.  You are part of the solution. 

Best Regards,

Brian and Paul 
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Talent Highlight: Aaron FoleyIssue Media Group welcomes Aaron Foley as the new managing editor of Model D. 

DETROIT, Nov 9, 2023—Issue Media Group (IMG) is pleased to announce Aaron Foley has joined the company as the new managing editor of Model D, IMG’s flagship publication.

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Issue Media Group leverages the power of solutions-based + narrative storytelling in partnership with community-based leadership coalitions to increase attachment to place – a foundational element to inclusive economic growth – while delivering community response to local media contraction. 


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Through a coalition of community partners, Issue Media Group publishes weekly journalism covering sustainability, transportation, arts and culture, talent, design, neighborhood growth and revitalization, small businesses and entrepreneurship, and social innovation.

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Underwriting is the basis of our model as a publication. Support from underwriters allows IMG to dedicate editorial resources to cover key issue areas that are of importance to both the underwriter and IMG’s mission.

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