About Model D

Model D is a 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.

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Meet the Model D team:

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.

Biba Adams, editor at large
This native Detroiter defines herself as a “storyteller, culture curator, and recovering hip-hop head.” Adams uplifts voices and communities that are traditionally underserved, and unheard. From Detroit’s youth to its brilliant artists, and the everyday people and places that define this city, she provides new opportunities to share their stories.
Mike Galbraith, news editor
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. He's a 2005 graduate of Central Michigan University, where he received a B.S. in English (concentrating on creative writing and fiction). 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.

Regular Contributors:
Nina Ignaczak
Patrick Dunn
David Sands
Sarah Williams
Nick Hagen, managing photographer
Nick is a Detroit-based portrait and documentary photographer interested in showcasing the world in the most objective and truthful way possible. His work has been commissioned both nationally and internationally. His professional and personal photography can be viewed here. Follow him on Instagram @nickhagenphoto for pictures of funny signs.

David Lewinski
Nick Hagen
Doug Coombe
Joe Powers

Contact us
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Model D is published by Detroit-based Issue Media Group. Co-Founders: Brian J. Boyle and Paul Schutt.
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