About One Detroit:

One Detroit is Detroit PBS’s journalistic commitment to bringing residents of Southeast Michigan the best in national, regional and local news content. Whether it’s understanding Detroit’s diverse communities, the city’s arts and culture scene, or the future of work, One Detroit provides in-depth, unbiased and trusted coverage consistent with PBS’ standards.

Located in Marygrove Conservency in Detroit, One Detroit’s award-winning storytellers capture the authentic stories of our diverse population during this pivotal period in the city’s history. Our storytelling has earned numerous awards including duPont-Columbia and Emmy awards as well as awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. Our storytellers are embedded in the communities they cover, delivering local news content of unprecedented scope and perspective with the accuracy and responsibility viewers expect from public television.

One Detroit’s incisive story-telling captures the character, culture and concerns of Southeast Michigan, taking viewers beyond the headlines toward a deeper level of understanding of what the future might and could hold for its four million residents.

Learn more about the One Detroit team.

Editorial Guidelines:

Disclosing Funders

Funders of One Detroit and Detroit PBS content cannot be anonymous. Federal law requires that broadcasters “fully and fairly disclose the true identity” of all funders. The purpose of this requirement is to be fully transparent with the audience. While this legal requirement is limited to broadcast programming, Great Lakes Now, One Detroit and Detroit PBS ensure transparency by requiring that funders be disclosed for content distributed on all platforms, including online videos, mobile applications, and websites.

We define a funder as any third-party donor (e.g., corporation, foundation, or private individual) that has made a financial contribution to support: (1) the production or acquisition of specific content distributed by One Detroit and/or Detroit PBS; (2) the research and development for that content; (3) the packaging or repackaging of that content; or (4) the program service through which that content is distributed.

Editorial Independence

Editorial independence is essential to serving the public interest and preserving the public’s trust. Content distributed by One Detroit and Detroit PBS must be free of undue influence from third-party funders, political interests, and other outside forces. One Detroit and Detroit PBS must remain unwavering in a commitment to distributing content that exemplifies ethical and journalistic integrity rather than advancing commercial interests. This obligation is achieved through the good-faith professional judgment of producers and staff and by carefully listening to the public.

One Detroit and/or Detroit PBS partnerships and collaborations with outside academic, research, and/or other media outlets are also held to the same standard of journalistic and ethical integrity. Editorial independence gives producers the intellectual freedom to achieve and demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, fairness, inclusiveness, accountability and transparency.