Candice Fortman is a JSK Community Impact Fellow and is the executive director for Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization, where she is working to build and sustain the business model. Before joining Outlier Media, Fortman was the marketing and engagement manager for WDET 101.9-Detroit’s NPR station. She led the effort to build WDET’s audience and grow its digital communities and content by engaging listeners around news, music, and culture. Before joining WDET, Fortman served as promotions director at Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Media). She led the promotion and engagement strategy for three radio stations inside the Detroit cluster for more than five years. In 2018 she was selected for Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. Fortman sits on the board of Cityside, which manages Berkleyside and The Oaklandside community news organizations. She is also an advisory board member for OpenNews, which connects developers, designers, journalists and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism. Fortman serves as the board president of the Grandmont Community Association. She is a board member of The Village of Bethany Manor, a senior living community, and she is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Steering Committee.
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