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, and are part of the Issue Media Group family.

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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.
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
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
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.

Photography Contributors:
David Lewinski
Doug Coombe
Joe Powers
Steve Koss
Valaurian Waller
Rosamaria Zamarron

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Model D is published by Issue Media Group. Incorporated in 2005 in Detroit, MI, 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 the openness, aesthetics, and social offerings of communities.