Metro Times seeks pitches for stories on race and justice in Detroit

We once again partnered with the Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

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We’re looking for ideas for stories that take the reader deep into the community.

Metro Times has once again partnered with the Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights to support freelance journalists and cover marginalized communities.

This time, we’re seeking pitches for stories about race and justice in Detroit. We’re looking for ideas for stories that take the reader deep into the community, covering topics you won’t read anywhere else — like a look at policies that are impacting to Detroiters, or a story of incredible people doing things in your community.

The stories can take the form of a written feature or reported essay, but all work must be based in fact and include original reporting.

Journalists will be offered competitive rates, resources, and mentorship. Our hope is to contribute to the cultivation of a strong roster of local journalists of color.

Send short pitches, writing samples, and resume to Lee DeVito at: [email protected] with the subject line: “PITCH: DEAL.”

All pitches must be sent by Dec. 14, 2022.

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About The Author

Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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