Behind the scenes 

The films Good Night, and Good Luck and Capote — in different ways — provide significant insight about the world of journalism. If that sort of thing interests you, News Hits recommends a visit to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Web site, where you can find a series of profiles that reveal how reporters went about getting particular stories — all of which are award winners. Among those featured is one by Ann Mullen, a former MT staffer who talks about her story “Confessions and recantations,” and the work that went into nailing that sucker down. It makes for an interesting read so, as drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs likes to say, check it out. You can find it at

News Hits is edited by Curt Guyette. Contact the column at 313-202-8004 or

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation