As Detroit has slid its way down the slippery slope to bankruptcy, the eyes of the world have been fixed on the Motor City.
Whether it was Time Magazine renting a house for embedded reporters, Bob Simon of 60 Minutes comparing Detroit to Mogadishu, chef Anthony Bourdain comparing Detroit to Chernobyl, using the description "post-apocalyptic," the outsiders' view of Detroit has been, to put it gently, negative.
Our next guest has raised the question: what happened when outsiders are shaping Detroit's narrative? When Detroit and its leaders and stakeholders can't articulate a consistent message, someone else is going to do it. And how is that Narrative-Shaped-By-Outsiders going to affect Detroit's destiny?
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer Mark Stryker explored this in a recent piece "Seeking Detroit's Voice: Lack of message lets others shape the narrative." He joined us today to discuss the issue.
Listen to the full interview above.