Burning questions

We answer the most frequent inquiries our readers have about our startup news community, Detour Detroit.

How did you start Detour Detroit?

Our founder Ashley Woods Branch won a spot in The Information’s first accelerator for local media startups! She used the accelerator and a visiting Nieman fellowship at Harvard University to build out the idea for Detour, and recruited former HuffPost coworker Kate Abbey-Lambertz to serve as the community’s editor and creative director.

How can I advertise in Detour?

Want to feature an event you’re producing? It’s $50, click here to fill out our order form. You’ll receive an answer within 24 hours. Our native ads help tell your story to our 3,000 email readers and 20,000+ social users. Find out more here. Interested in sponsoring a contest, event or partnering on a super cool thing? Email ashley@detourdetroiter.com.

Why should I become a member?

Our Detour members support our investigative journalism with our nonprofit partner, Outlier Media. Membership also funds our public newsroom events and helps build our growing company! We’re working hard to build out more membership features. Click here to join the 150+ members of the paid Detour community.

Can I pick your brain about…?

We love that other people are inspired by Detour or want to learn more about what we do! We offer virtual 1:1 coaching sessions for founders, content strategists or marketers who want help speaking authentically to users, building a newsletter or growing a community, as well as in-person consulting in the Detroit area. Email ashley@detourdetroiter.com for rates and availability.

Due to the sheer demand of requests, we aren’t able to offer free advice, jump on introductory phone calls or meet for coffee. We’d love to see you at our next Detour event! Thanks so much for your understanding!

Are you hiring?

Check out our Facebook page for more info about job opportunities and the next iteration of our Emerging Voices writer program!