Model D is an award-winning
digital news magazine, and Detroit institution, focused on the dynamic communities, businesses, and residents of Detroit, Michigan. We cover what's next in entrepreneurship, creative culture, and urban development in and around the city, and are part of the Issue Media Group
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Meet the Model D team, and contact us here:
Kate Roff, managing editor
Kate Roff is an award-winning
freelance writer and journalism educator, currently based out of Detroit. She is the managing editor of Metromode
and Model D
, and a special lecturer at Oakland University. You can reach out to her here.
If the name sounds familiar you might recognize it from his byline in our sister Urban Innovation Exchange
publication. Galbraith has also contributed stories to the University Research Corridor, Workforce Intelligence Network, and Mode Shift. Galbraith is also a singer-songwriter who has performed in area coffee houses, pubs, and music venues, including the Lager House and the Old Miami. If you have a development news tip for Galbraith, drop him a line here.
, Patrick Dunn
, David Sands
, Sarah Williams
, Erin Marie Miller
, Greg Tasker
, Melinda Clynes, Ellen Piligian, Biba Adams
, Randiah Camille Green
, Kahn Santori Davison, Kyla Wright
, Sam Corey, Leah Olajide
Nick Hagen, managing photographer
From the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter’s 2020 Excellence in Journalism awards
- First place, community/local news reporting - Kate Roff, Melinda Clynes, Ellen Piligian, Greg Tasker, and Erin Miller for their reporting in Model D’s ‘Building Communities’ series;
- Second place, consumer/watchdog/investigative reporting - Kate Roff for her story covering minority contractors in Detroit;
- Third place, feature reporting - Kate Roff for her reporting in Model D’s ‘Detroit Innovation’ series;
- Honorable mention, feature reporting - Dorothy Hernandez for her story chronicling key places and moments in Detroit’s racial history.
Model D is published by Issue Media Group
. Incorporated in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, IMG operates a national network of online media outlets leveraging the power of solutions-based journalism to report on community change. Our publications aim to connect readers to their communities’ most visionary and innovative people, projects, businesses, and organizations – fostering civic capacity, improving understanding of key issues, amplifying underserved voices, and building community attachment during a time of local media decline.
We work with like-minded stakeholders across public, private, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations whose values and missions align with ours through an underwriting model of publishing. Our journalists connect with community stakeholders through regular listening sessions designed to build trust and shape authentic community stories.
IMG's work has been recognized and supported by leading journalism organizations nationally including INC Magazine, Knight Foundation, Columbia Journalism Review, Facebook, Lenfest Institute, Google, Solutions Journalism Network, Ground Source, and Society for Professional Journalists.