Flint Beat is a hyperlocal digital news publication covering Flint, Mich.
Your Community, Your Voice, Your News
Flint Beat‘s founder and publisher, Jiquanda Johnson is a Flint-area native with more than 16 years of experience in journalism including print, television and digital media. She has worked for The Detroit News, NBC25, Fox and MLive Media Group/The Flint Journal, where she covered the city of Flint.
As a reporter covering Flint for MLive, Jiquanda discovered that the community needed a news publication focused only on Flint, Mich. Flint Beat was launched on March 13, 2017, to fill that need.
Here you will find a community journalism approach being used to build bridges helping close gaps in the Flint community and empower, inspire and educate readers.
Flint Beat is recognized by the Michigan Press Association and focuses on a number of areas of news including city hall, neighborhoods, features, business, entertainment, education and economic development.
The publication currently runs mostly on community donations to cover operating costs including paying freelance writers and photographers, developing a phone application for news on the go, establishing internships and co-op programs for local college and high school students who have a passion or interest in journalism.
Thank you for all of your support,
Founder, Publisher & Executive Editor