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Most of Michigan’s newspapers, televisions and other media privilege the voices of billionaires and big corporations.

As the columnist A.J. Liebling once wrote: “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

Michigan Left is an occasional effort to put a different vision forward.

Michigan Left editor Joel Batterman is a PhD student in urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan. He grew up in Ann Arbor and lives in Detroit. His writing has appeared in the Michigan Daily, Detroit Free Press, Midwest Socialist and InTheseTimes.com.

Want to publish something on Michigan Left? Awesome. E-mail Joel at joelbatterman [at] Gmail-dot-com.

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