Reporting the Lakes – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Reporting the Lakes

Grace Dempsey


Pronouns: she/her

Research Mentor(s): Natasha Blakely, News Director
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Detroit Public TVs Great Lakes Now,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 3 (1pm-1:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 6
Presenter: 4

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Great Lakes Now is a news source and division of Detroit Public Television. It covers issues that affect the Great Lakes and the 40 million people that live within the watershed. GLN produces a monthly show in addition to articles covering topics like water quality, public policy, environmental justice, economic development, and resource conservation. We focused specifically on drinking water quality and infrastructure in the Great Lakes region, tracking water advisories in Indigenous communities and water infrastructure projects in cities from Detroit to Cleveland. Stories like these support GLN aims by increasing public knowledge of the lakes and furthering interest in protecting them.

Authors: Grace Dempsey, Natasha Blakely
Research Method: Community Based Research

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