IMG welcomes Dorothy Hernandez as new associate editorial director and Model D managing editor

Issue Media Group (IMG) is pleased to announce Dorothy Hernandez has joined the company as the new associate editorial director and the managing editor of Model D, IMG’s flagship publication. With more than 52,000 subscribers, Model D has been advancing the narrative of diverse talent and culture as well as community and inclusive economic development in Detroit since 2006.

Hernandez joins Issue Media Group after working in marketing and communications at Gleaners Community Food Bank and recently wrapped up a food journalism fellowship with Feet in Two Worlds and WDET. A veteran journalist with several years of experience writing and editing for a variety of print and digital outlets, including most recently as copy editor for SEEN magazine, Hernandez will bring both breadth and depth to the role.Dorothy Hernandez, associate editorial director and Model D managing editor.

Aside from SEEN, Hernandez has worked for The Detroit News, the City of Detroit, as the Managing Editor of Hour Detroit Magazine and in freelance communications for several different outlets. She holds numerous journalism awards from SPJ-Detroit and the American Copy Editors Society.

“I enjoy engaging different audiences and telling the stories that highlight Detroit’s diversity, entrepreneurial spirit and change-makers and I look forward to advancing that narrative with Issue Media Group,” says Hernandez.

"We are thrilled to have Dorothy join Issue Media Group and Model D at an exciting time for the publication and the company," says Brian Boyle, co-CEO of Issue Media Group. "Her experience, credibility and perspective will be valuable assets as we continue to advance community-informed media in the region. We look forward to her input as we focus on storytelling as a means to fostering attachment to place and improving civic dialogue across IMG’s growing portfolio of publications.”

About Issue Media Group
Issue Media Group (IMG) publishes a wide range of online publications in a growing network of communities across North America, focused on growth, investment, equity, and the people driving community transformation. You can learn more at

Read more articles by Courtney Soule.

Courtney is a longtime Midland resident and enjoys telling the story of the community's evolution. As the Managing Editor of Catalyst Midland, her favorite topics are interesting people, change makers, outdoor recreation and design. Aside from Catalyst, her published work can be found various places including Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog and a number of other websites, papers, menus and the occasional one-liner. 
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