Executive Director, Outlier Media
Candice Fortman currently serves as the Executive Director of Outlier Media. Her work ensures that the organization makes consistent and timely progress in achieving its mission while building a sustainable newsroom that challenges traditional editorial and business models.
Before joining Outlier, Fortman was the Marketing and Engagement Manager at WDET 101.9. Fortman is a 2021 alum of the JSK fellowship at Stanford, where she studied how the business model of journalism impacts low-wealth communities.
Aside from her duties at Outlier, Fortman is also the host of News Guest, a podcast produced by LION that explores newsroom sustainability. Additionally, Fortman sits on the board of Cityside, which operates Berkleyside and The Oaklandside. 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.
A lifelong Detroiter, Fortman has served on several local boards, including The Village of Bethany Manor and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Steering Committee.