Flint has one of nation's oldest community media outlets

Sep 22, 2016
Originally published on December 7, 2016 4:27 pm

This year marks the 40th anniversary of East Village Magazine.

The nonprofit magazine has been bringing community news to people in Flint since 1976, a labor of love for its founder, the late Gary Custer.

East Village Magazine has hung in there to become one of the nation's oldest community media outlets. 

"We're there to inform the community about local matters that maybe they wouldn't find out from anyone else," Jan Worth-Nelson, editor of East Village Magazine, told us. 

"We are hyper local, trying to get the news out, and also to do it with some flair," she said. "Really good writing, really good journalism, really good photography."

Worth-Nelson and Nic Custer, the magazine's managing editor, joined us today to talk about East Village Magazine and the importance of community journalism.

*This interview was originally broadcast on Sept. 21, 2016.

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