Aaron Foley

Aaron Foley is a journalist and author, currently serving as senior digital editor for the PBS NewsHour. Previously he was the founding director of the Black Media Initiative at the Center for Community Media at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, was the first chief storyteller for the City of Detroit, and former editor of BLAC Detroit Magazine. He is also an author of fiction (“Boys Come First”) and nonfiction (“How-To Live-in Detroit Without Being a Jackass” and “The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook”) and veteran freelance journalist, having contributed to This American Life, The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism.

Books in order of publication:

How-To Live-in Detroit Without Being a Jackass – 2015

The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook – 2017

Boys Come First – 2022

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