A group of journalists are looking to create new viable models for their suffering profession. They decide to host a meeting in Detroit, hoping to find inspiration in the community-based activism sprouting up in this economically-devastated city. While there, they hear of Time Magazine’s misguided “Assignment Detroit” reporting experiment. The journalists realize that if Detroit is going to help itself, it needs to take control of its own narrative, and rely less on outsiders to tell their stories. This revelation encourages them to petition Time to hand over their Detroit bureau to the community when the assignment comes to an end.