Concentrate is pleased to announce that On the Ground Ypsilanti, our embedded reporting project in the city of Ypsilanti, will return next week. On the Ground Ypsi started in July 2017 as a five-month project aimed at telling Ypsi's untold (or less-told) stories, addressing community problems through solutions-oriented coverage, and increasing understanding and awareness of the community. Thanks to overwhelming response to the project's initial run and the renewed support of our community funding partners, we'll be back for a full year of coverage in 2018.
We're very pleased to have our On the Ground Ypsi project manager, Brianna Kelly, back on board this year. Brianna will be maintaining a regular presence at Ypsi community events and she'd love to meet you and hear your ideas for what we should be reporting on. If you see her, feel free to say hello. We're also pleased to be maintaining our physical office at Landline Creative Labs in downtown Ypsi.
On the Ground Ypsi's continuation would not be possible without the support of our community partners: the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Washtenaw County Administration, Eastern Michigan University, WEMU, Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority, Depot Town Merchants, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, the city of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor SPARK.
If you've got ideas for what we should be covering in Ypsi this year, please feel free to email us. We're honored and excited to continue this project.
To check out last year's On the Ground Ypsi coverage, click here.