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As others see us, July 8

This week, Politico Magazine features Gov. Rick Snyder and his strategy to create a legacy (and get reelected) by helping Detroit succeed. It’s interesting to have national coverage of the state’s political climate, particularly from the perspective that it’s deeply entwined with Detroit’s successful emergence from bankruptcy.

And the New York Times is back this week with a new look at Detroit’s North End. Part of its “Ruin and Renewal” series, the paper says it will focus on revitalization efforts in that area of Detroit, and has even put out a public survey, asking for stories, photos, and information from those who might live there. (And by all means, if you do, help them out!)

Both outlets give serious space to Detroit. There is less “puff” about the city’s revival and more analysis of the very real — but not impossible — challenges that lie ahead.

As the deadline for retirees to vote on the Grand Bargain looms this week, look for increased coverage of the city in major papers across the country.

Kaitlyn Buss
Kaitlyn Buss is editorial page writer for The Detroit News. Prior to joining the News, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked in public relations, opinion writing, and ran communications for an association of state legislators. She's a native of Metro Detroit. Follow her @KaitlynBuss.