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We are exploring solutions journalism's transformative power in addressing challenges for children and families at Issue Media Group through series like Universal Pre-K, Voices of Youth, the critical importance of mental health support tailored for children and adolescents, and the impactful strategies for supporting individuals with disabilities or autism. These topics are more than just issues — they represent opportunities for our communities to grow more inclusive, supportive, and empowering.

By highlighting innovative approaches and programs that address these areas, we aim to inform and inspire action and engagement. From groundbreaking educational initiatives such as access to Pre-K and inclusive family programs such as mental health and programs for those with disabilities or autism, our stories spotlight the difference-makers dedicated to enhancing young people's and their families' lives.

Thanks for your attention and partnership,
Brian and Paul
Issue Media Group 

Inside IMG

Inside IMG Ypsilanti resident Lucinda Printup has become an activist for juvenile justice reform after being involved in the juvenile justice system herself

Voices of Youth

For the past three years, our Voices of Youth series has helped amplify the voices of young residents.  The series began as an effort to capture the youth perspective and narrative during the COVID-19 response to recovery.  Since then, the series has evolved and expanded to include the voices of youth in other IMG communities.

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Autism Alliance

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Voices of Youth

On the Ground

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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Our Mission & Model

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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Work for IMG

Issue Media Group (IMG) is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of inclusion and diversity.

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Welcome to The Helm Sandusky

Model D wins four awards in annual Detroit Society of Professional Journalists

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