IMP Announces New Contributors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         Contact: Susan J. Demas, Inside Michigan Politics Editor & Publisher, 517-420-6779, susan@sjdemas.com

LANSING –  Inside Michigan Politics Editor & Publisher Susan J. Demas today announced that the publication will begin featuring a variety of writers.

IMP, the must-read, biweekly newsletter, provides nonpartisan analysis for several thousand readers, including corporations, trade associations, labor unions, government agencies, the White House and several foreign governments. Now IMP will be featuring the work of both experienced journalists and political strategists from both sides of the aisle.

“When I bought Inside Michigan Politics over two years ago, my goal was to make IMP the gold standard for political journalism in Michigan and to grow the company,” Demas said. “Now I’m very excited to be able to bring in new voices to IMP. I think these experienced journalists and political strategists will enhance our mission to tell readers what's really happening in Michigan politics, beyond talking points and spin.”

New writers contributing to IMP include: Longtime political journalist Chad Selweski; Job Creators Network Senior Communications Manager Kathy Hoekstra; reporter Andy Balaskovitz; former Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis; Dennis Darnoi of political data analysis firm Revsix; AFL-CIO Communications Director Zack Pohl; and former Equality Michigan Executive Director Emily Dievendorf.

Writers will be covering and providing analysis on everything from state House races to the ongoing Flint water crisis.

IMP is the most-quoted political publication in Michigan, and has recently been featured in national and international media outlets, including The New York Times, Politico, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Hotline, Roll Call, CNN, MSNBC’s “Hardball,” PBS "News Hour," Al-Jazeera, Real Clear Politics, Slate, Reuters and more.

Demas, 39, has been a reporter, editor and columnist for 15 years. She is the only Michigan journalist to have been named to The Washington Post's list of “Best Political Reporters,” The Huffington Post's list of “Best Political Tweeters” and The Washington Post's list of “Best Political Bloggers.”