Want to know what your city officials are up to? We’re making it easy to find out at the new Documenters.org.
Join the Detroit Documenters collective—City Bureau, WDET, CitizenDetroit and Outlier Media—to explore what it means to keep an eye on your local government. You’ll get the scoop on City Bureau’s brand new Documenters.org web app, discover what it takes to be a Documenter and reimagine accountability in collaboration with local journalists and organizers.
This new web tool complements City Bureau’s two-year-old Documenters program, which has been training and paying members of the public to document public governance meetings in Chicago since 2016 and in Detroit since 2018. You don’t need to be a Documenter to use the site, but all are welcome to apply and join our community of civic-minded Chicagoans
This event is open to the public. We will present at 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm, leaving plenty of time for questions and conversation. This event will be followed by the next free Detroit Documenters trainings March 14 and 15.