CapCon Featured in Columbia Journalism Review

'They've broken some big stories that the traditional media has ignored'

Detroit-area members of the media have high praise for Michigan Capitol Confidential in a story about the Center’s news outlet posted today at Columbia Journalism Review.

Bill Shea of Crain’s Detroit Business told CJR that the Mackinac Center is a “professional and responsive” organization and “a serious player in the state conversation,” noting that he thinks “It’s hard not to use them” as a source.

Ingrid Jacques, deputy editorial page editor at The Detroit News, said “I find them to be extremely well-informed and helpful.”

Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press, told CJR that while he disagrees with Center analysts on certain issues, “they seem to want to raise the intellectual stakes in every discussion,” adding “generally, they’re a plus on the policy debate landscape.”

Jacques added that CapCon is “an informative site that does break stories, despite a small staff.” CJR also quotes an unnamed “writer at a traditional in-state news outlet” as saying “they’ve broken some big stories that the traditional media has ignored.”


Related Articles:

Acton Lecture Series: 'Excuse Me Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism'

Why Can’t Tesla Sell Cars in Michigan?

Former Energy Regulator Says Bills Would Establish Energy Monopoly

Let's Make a (Special) Deal: Legislators Can't Shake the Habit

Liberty, Prosperity and Humility on Thanksgiving

Forbes publishes Vernuccio op-ed on minimum wage protests

Share More …