Bigger government is not the solution to all the problems facing Michigan and our nation. The Beckmann Center is our concerted effort to spread that message further than ever before.
Established in 2022, the Frank Beckmann Center for Journalism grew steadily in its first year of operation. News stories, videos, radio and television appearances, transparency efforts and other projects help us put free-market policy solutions in front of key audiences. These products and activities also keep citizens informed about government activity so they can hold elected officials accountable.
This work would not have been possible without a $3 million matching grant to support the launch and early growth of the Beckmann Center.
In 2022, over 1,200 donors contributed more than $2 million toward the Beckman Center. Thanks to the generosity of our enthusiastic supporters, we reached the first stage of the challenge more than a year ahead of schedule.
LAST YEAR SAW:
20% increase in content produced by Michigan Capitol Confidential over the previous year
11K views of four short-form policy videos that deliver a free-market message
44 guests interviewed on our monthly policy radio show, “Mackinac on Michigan”
1K public records requests filed by two journalism interns