I'm Emily, a capitol/business reporter with MLive.com and frequent guest on WKAR's Off the Record. Growing up I ignored a few pretty basic lessons, like "don't talk to strangers" and "if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all." Reporting was a natural fit.
I wrote this week about a bill that would let businesses pay Michigan workers 20 and younger less than minimum wage, and it rocketed to the front page of Reddit. It’s interesting to watch a routine public policy story go viral. This is, at its base, a story about the sausage being made. It’s[…]
In late July I left MIRS for MLive, and transitioned beats from purely Senate coverage to Capitol/Business reporting. Here’s my fancy announcing-I’m-joining story. The new beat means I cover business-related policy going through the legislature as well as statewide business trends, some local business development and issues like incentive policy and talent. Some of my[…]
I’m sure that if I’d been asked to identify Brian Williams, the nation’s top news anchor, I’d be among the 53 percent of Americans who didn’t know him. A recent Pew poll showed folks pictures of Williams and 27 percent identified him correctly. The plurality of those polled, 53 percent, couldn’t identify him. Another 18[…]
I wish I could bottle up the German appetite for news. I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Berlin through the German American Fulbright Commission, where a group of participants interviewed members of the media as well as political folks. One thing that struck me throughout our conversations with people was the amount[…]
After two years of covering the administration and public policy for MIRS, I’ve officially taken over the Senate beat. While I’ll miss some of the leeway to spend a lot of time on enterprise stories and delving into public policy, there are a few things I can tell I’m already going to love about the[…]
The fourth day was our best yet! We went 50 miles, and my muscles didn’t hurt any more than during a normal day’s workout. Kevin feels slightly differently — for some reason on this trip his knees have really been giving him problems. Our only issue starting out was the temperature. It was cold when[…]