Join our community: Become a Detour Detroit member


  • Make a difference: Support Detour’s original journalism and neighborhood ambassadors program… AND fund Outlier Media’s work providing low-income Detroiters with the information they need. We’re sharing 20% of our membership revenue with Outlier Media. Buy one Detour Detroit membership, support two worthy local journalism startups! That’s a win-win.
  • Meet people like you: At our members-only events: volunteer opportunities, happy hours, dinners and behind-the-scenes Q&As and tours.
  • Join the team: Invitations to our monthly editorial meetings, Slack channel and the opportunity to submit op-eds. This is your chance to help guide a new journalism startup without a fancy J-School degree!
  • Quality conversations: A member-only Facebook group to talk about Detroit stuff without the comments from your crazy aunt’s tennis partner.
  • Be the solution: Fund a crazy new startup and help us build the future of local news.

We’re offering Detour Detroit memberships to our beta readers for $30 per year — less than $3 per month.

Do you think funding innovation in local news is worth the price of one extra cup of coffee a month?

Let’s do this! Sign me up to be a founding member of the Detour Detroit community!