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.
If there is one thing in my career that embodies the cliche of a love/hate relationship, it’s the comment section below my stories. National Public Radio this week announced it would discontinue its comment section, instead vowing to engage with readers through its social media channels. The numbers NPR released essentially reflect a vocal minority — 0.06[…]
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 a[…]
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[…]