OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Detroit Biz set to launch new newsletter

February 8, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Crain’s Detroit Business is launching “Saturday Extra,” a new narrative newsletter built on the publication’s current “Most Read” concept with the aim of adding more depth to the weekly summary of popular stories.

It will include commentary on the biggest and best stories of the week, focusing on why they matter. A round-up of Crain’s Detroit Business’ most-read news of the week, striking photos, and fun facts will also be included.

“Saturday Extra” will be written and compiled by Amy Elliott Bragg, special projects editor, a role she has held since 2017. She leads enterprise special projects as well as awards programs including 20 in their 20s, 40 under 40 and Notables in Michigan.

Prior to joining Crain, Bragg was editorial director of a national network of local digital newsletters, including Model D, for Detroit-based Issue Media Group.

She is an alum of the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

Bragg says:

“I’m interested in how CDB’s trusted business journalism can reach new and more diverse readers — and just be more fun. With Crain’s Saturday Extra, I want to showcase the best of the week’s original reporting from our outstanding newsroom and bring you curious facts you might have missed, compelling byways of our reporting we had to cut for print, and stories from our archives that shed light on the news of the day.

“I hope it will be informative, but also delightful, and I look forward to hearing from you along the way, bringing your ideas, questions and thoughts into the process.”

The newsletter will launch on Feb. 13.

If you do not already receive the Saturday “Most Read” newsletter, sign up for the Saturday Extra at crainsdetroit.com/newsletters.

If you already receive “Most Read”, you will not have to do anything as the “new” newsletter will take its place weekly in your inbox.

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