Word on the Street is a Marquette, Michigan-based online news and opinion publication written by Doug Garrison. Word on the Street covers the pulse of what’s going on in Marquette County, including businesses opening and closing, upcoming events, news about notable local figures, public policy changes, and more. Doug applies an investigative style of reporting seldom seen now in local news, and gives his take on the facts as he sees them. Started in 2014 by former CNN correspondent Brian Cabell, Word on the Street is now a powerful force in local news, garnering up to 160,000 views every month across a wide viewer demographic.
Doug Garrison – Publisher
Doug Garrison, a seasoned advertising professional and former creator of “The Doug Garrison Show,” took over the reigns as publisher of Word on the Street following Brian Cabell’s retirement in September 2020.
If you’d like to know more about Doug, or you have a news tip for Word on the Street, call him at 906 226-9768. He’d love to talk with you!
Justin Carlson – Operations Manager
Justin Carlson has a swath of experience working in media and marketing. A 2012 graduate of Northern Michigan University, Justin started a Marquette-based digital marketing agency, CarlsonMedia, in 2014. The same year, Justin joined Brian Cabell to help expand Word on the Street’s readership and create a platform in which local businesses could advertise effectively through the publication.
Justin has worked with startups, nonprofits, restaurants, hotels, software companies, and political campaigns to help implement smart marketing and PR strategies. Justin is active in the Marquette community, and volunteers on the boards of Connect Marquette, 906 Adventure Team, and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.
Justin enjoys photography, flying his drone, traveling, and studying nutrition and fitness.
Today, Justin’s role at Word on the Street is leading backend operations to help ensure it consistently serves the needs of its readers and advertisers.