Kate Stockrahm reports on local nonprofits and businesses for Flint Beat, a digital publication that’s focused on government accountability, solutions journalism and filling news gaps for the community of Flint, Michigan. Stockrahm holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Latin from the University of Michigan, and began her career as an event manager in Washington, D.C. before moving to New York City to earn her degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. There, she developed skills in audio and visual storytelling while covering everything from divisive police union endorsements and failing museum diversity initiatives to COVID-19’s impact on local comedy club culture and the future of nuclear fusion as an energy source. Originally hailing from Michigan, Stockrahm says that the only two people more excited about her return to the Great Lakes State are her mom and dad.
Beat: Flint's business community, including its nonprofit sector
We are looking for a reporter to write engaging and enterprising stories about Flint's business sector and nonprofit community. We're looking for someone who can ask important questions about Flint's economy, spot trends, follow the dollars being spent in the city, and track how businesses and nonprofits are serving residents. A city that has struggled economically for decades and is trying to redefine itself, Flint needs a reporter who can dig into the issues and tell engaging stories about Flint's economy, its effort to rebuild, and how they contribute to Flint's evolving culture.