The Frank Beckmann Center for Journalism will keep citizens informed with accurate news and analysis which exposes government overreach and abuse. An informed people are essential to holding government officials accountable and shaping sound public policy.
We support this mission on many fronts, including:
A monthly radio show on Michigan’s WJR discusses issues and developments impacting people across the state.
CapCon is a daily news site reporting on government activity, with a unique focus on policies that affect individual liberty and economic freedom.
The Beckmann Center hosts and trains an intern class each year, offering a unique opportunity to future journalists interested in the principles of freedom and individual liberty. This 10-week program immerses these aspiring professionals in the process of generating story ideas, cultivating sources, writing, editing and publishing.
The Beckmann Center puts government data in the hands of the people. Our free online databases are a resource for everything from public employee salaries to contracts to bargaining agreements to lawmaker votes. Our legal team is the state’s staunchest defender of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
We speak with and publish commentaries in elite state and national media, bringing free-market news and analysis to the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Detroit Free Press, Associated Press and others.
There has never been a greater need for high-quality, independent journalism that supports the principles of free people working together in a free society. By expanding these activities and projects, we can reach, inform and engage the residents of Michigan and beyond.
Your gift to the Beckmann Center today will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a $3 million matching grant opportunity sponsored by a generous donor. With the help of hundreds of generous donors, we have successfully met the first milestone of our $3 million matching challenge. The second phase of this challenge is to raise an additional $1 million to catalyze the Beckmann Center’s growth.
If you are concerned about the direction of our state and nation and want to be part of the work to restore an informed democracy where citizens hold government accountable, then please make a generous gift today. You can donate online at the link below, or send a check, payable to the Mackinac Center, to:
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
140 West Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
(Please indicate “Beckmann Center” in the memo of your check.)
Thank you. We welcome your partnership.