As a Michigander, I am familiar with the sad tune the media has been singing about Detroit. So I was not surprised when I read an article by John Wisely and Todd Sprangler in USA Today with the headline, "Detroit suffers 25% loss, population lowest in 100 years."
The USA Today version of the story is more comprehensive then most of it's competition. It also highlights a former resident, giving a human voice to the story, which is good.
One Michigander to move out was John Bessette, 44, who grew up in suburban Detroit and moved to an exurb of Pittsburgh in August 2010 after commuting there for almost two years. His company, Aim Construction, builds medical facilities and wanted to be where that field was growing.
"With the economy, even before the bad times, everybody was tightening up their purse strings," in Detroit he said. "It was really a good time to go look at somewhere else."
But the article is not beyond room for improvement.