A Visit with Nathan Bomey
EMU class of 2006, Journalism and Political Science
October 3, 2022
Exploring Careers in Public Service
Join Nathan Bomey and Professor You Li for a conversation about careers in public service. Nathan will answer questions about his path from EMU to a career in journalism, and he will share his advice to EMU students preparing to work in public administration, urban planning, journalism, and related fields.
2:00-3:00 pm, October 3, Strong Hall room 201
If you can't attend in person, please register for the Zoom livestream. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Screening and Q&A: "Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit"
View the award-winning documentary Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2022), and then ask scriptwriter and producer Nathan Bomey your questions about Detroit, politics, and film-making. Professor Jeffrey Bernstein will moderate.
6:00-8:00 pm, October 3, Student Center Auditorium
Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2022)
About Nathan Bomey
Nathan Bomey is a business reporter, the author of three nationally published nonfiction books, a documentary scriptwriter and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. As a reporter for Axios based in the Washington, D.C. area, Nathan is the co-author of Axios Closer, a daily newsletter on the biggest business news and market trends of the day. Before joining Axios in 2021, he was a reporter for more than six years for USA Today, where he covered the auto industry, retail, bankruptcy and misinformation. Nathan previously served as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, where he covered the Detroit bankruptcy and General Motors. He also spent several years as a reporter for multiple publications in his home state, including AnnArbor.com and his hometown newspaper in Saline. Nathan's first book, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back, was hailed by the New York Times as a "valuable work of urban policy" and by Publisher's Weekly as a "stirring saga." He has since written two critically acclaimed books on the crisis of political polarization: After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump and Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age. Most recently, Nathan served as lead scriptwriter and producer on a full-length documentary film, Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit, winner of the $200,000 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The documentary recently debuted at the Freep Film Festival — and future plans for wide distribution will be announced soon. As a student at EMU, Nathan enjoyed classes with the likes of Carol Schlagheck, Jeff Bernstein and Ed Sidlow. He served as managing editor of the Eastern Echo and graduated with a double major in journalism and political science in 2006.