Deadline Detroit is a leading online news site that aggregates the best stories from local, national and international media. It also produces original reporting, investigative journalism and provides commentary from top-rate local journalists about Metro Detroit. Deadline Detroit provides real news with irreverent views.

The site was founded in 2012 by Bill McGraw, who worked for The Detroit Free Press and Allan Lengel, who worked for the The Detroit News and The Washington Post.

In 2018, the site received a round of funding from MadDog Technology to realize the vision of the founding journalists. The news operation maintains total journalistic independence and is based in downtown Detroit.


Deadline Detroit respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, Deadline Detroit has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Deadline Detroit's designated agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

For copyright inquiries under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please contact:

Allan Lengel
Designated Agent
Editor | Deadline Detroit

615 Griswold Street, 7th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226
+ 202-309-5555​