On the Ground

Buzz Gathering at Detroit Sip for an installment of Speakeasy

Detroit Sip in Live6 to celebrate long-awaited opening

Feature Story Imani Mixon and Cornetta Lane

Meet Model D's On the Ground team

Feature Story Jevona Watson, owner of Detroit Sip, outside her coffee shop

Video: Detroit Sip owner hopes to be catalyst for Live6 corridor

On the Ground helps to tell the story of the people, projects, and innovations that are creating “what’s next” for communities. The intended impact is for “solutions-oriented” media coverage, engagement and ultimately understanding of the community, resulting in awareness and investments that can contribute to the vitality and prosperity of the district covered.

The concept of On the Ground is to use an “embedded journalism” model to maintain a presence in a specific neighborhood for a period of 120 days. During this time the publication focuses weekly coverage on those neighborhoods to tell the story of the businesses, individuals, and nonprofits working and living there.

The Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood has invited Model D to be the next community covered in the On the Ground Program. 

Your On the Ground Team is Managing EditorAaron Mondry, and Project Editor Biba Adams.

To learn more about On the Ground program, click here.