Our Mission & Model

Our mission
Incorporated in 2005 in Detroit, MI, Issue Media Group (IMG) publishes weekly digital magazines leveraging the power of solutions-based and narrative journalism.  Our publications aim to connect readers to their city’s most visionary and active people, businesses, and organizations – increasing communities' openness, aesthetics, and social offerings. We work with like-minded stakeholders who have shared values and missions through an underwriting model of publishing.  Our journalists engage the community through regular editorial advisories, events, and conversations to build trusted relationships with leaders and residents that shape the community’s unique stories.

Our model
Issue Media Group publishes independent journalism online and in weekly email newsletters. But we’re not completely digital; through our events, we connect face-to-face with our readers and our communities and engage with the issues we are committed to.

We leverage coalitions of community partners that allow IMG to cover sustainability, transportation, arts and culture, talent, design, neighborhood growth and revitalization, small businesses and entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Our work is editorially independent, but the financial support of our partners allows us to dedicate and expand our attention to these issues and ideas.
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