Melissa Walsh

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A seeker and observer, I choose curiosity to guide me as a writer and editor.

In reporting news, I aim to be an objective observer, keenly listening for the lede that will best recount a true story to readers. In writing essays, I tap my instincts, experience and education to uncover and explore distinct particulars of a topic, idea, event, movement, person or community.

You'll find me with my notepad pursuing my next story somewhere in Greater Detroit, usually on the Eastside.

A few nights a week, I put my notepad down and pick up my hockey stick to pursue a puck.

~Melissa Walsh

Day to stand trial for home invasion, sexual assault

Grosse Pointe News February 8th, 2018 Feb. 8, 2018 issue

Service dog earns First Star at ‘Power Play for Heroes’

Grosse Pointe Magazine January 2018 Grosse Pointe Magazine - Jan.-Feb. 2018

Work like a dog

Grosse Pointe News January 18th, 2018 Grosse Pointe News - Jan. 18, 2018 - I Say column

The literature of civic life

Grosse Pointe News December 28th, 2017

Farms signs ordinance amended for First Amendment protection

Grosse Pointe News December 7th, 2017

My rock hammer of curiousity

Grosse Pointe News October 26th, 2017

Residents raise concerns about yard-sign ordinance

Grosse Pointe News September 14th, 2017

The Wild West of Automotive Technology and ‘White Hat’ Hacking

Powerplay Communications July 2017 'Content Solutions' blog post - The Wild West of Automotive Technology and ‘White Hat’ Hacking

A Phenomenal Day for Hockey

Pointe Media March 2016 Grosse Pointe Magazine - March/April 2016 Issue

Driverless Cars and the Cost of Active Safety

Powerplay Communications March 3rd, 2016 Driverless Cars and the Cost of Active Safety

A Big Tilt for Grosse Pointe Community

Pointe Media January 2016 Grosse Pointe Magazine - January/February 2016

The Reel Deal

Service Truck Magazine September 2015 The Reel Deal

Grosse Pointe's Super Novices Hit 'The Brick'

Pointe Media July 2015 Grosse Pointe Magazine - July/August 2015

Rivertown Survivor

Hour Detroit Magazine December 2013 Rivertown Survivor

Grosse Pointe Public Schools: The details on our impressive high schools

Pointe Media August 2013

The Fountain of Youth Is the Frozen Pond

Powerplay Communications April 17th, 2013 Hockey Mom Sense blog: "The Fountain of Youth Is the Frozen Pond"

10 Things Good Hockey Parents Know About Hockey

Powerplay Communications January 17th, 2013 Hockey Mom Sense: 10 Things Good Hockey Parents Know About Hockey

The Rookie Hockey Mom: How to Play the Game's Toughest Position (author & publisher)

Powerplay Communications 2012 Rookie Hockey Mom website

Capitalize on Experience e-mail blast

Powerplay Communications May 2012

Detroit's Big Three Play the Game with Heart

Powerplay Communications January 2011 Detroit's Big Three Play the Game with Heart

Warrior/Brine lacrosse equipment retail display signage & brochure

Graphic Resource Group October 2010

TIS Techstream marketing communications materials

Toyota Motor Sales 2007 TIS Techstream website

CeCe Winans

Gale Group 2006 CeCe Winans

Detroit Music and Things that Start with 'D'

Self 2005 Essay - Detroit Music and Things that Start with 'D'