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Detroit newspapers losing "daily" tag?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mitch cumstein, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Heard on the street that both Detroit rags will soon only be printing hard copies Thurs-Sun. If so, wow.
  2. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Heard on the street? What does that mean? Are those sources vetted?
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    You doubt the veracity of a claim made by someone named "mitch cumstein"? :D

    Seriously, though, if this is true, it is a Holy Shit moment, in my mind. A major American city will not have a single daily newspaper. We're all doomed.

    EDIT: Romanesko has something about the CEO addressing rumors that the papers would <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003921897"> halt or limit home delivery,</a> but I didn't see anything about printing only four days a week.
  4. http://lansingsportsrage.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1444:news-a-freep-to-stop-printing-&catid=33:lsr-blogs&Itemid=83

    This blog mentions no more deliveries to daily subscribers on said days. Apparently they're also axing 300 from the payroll.
  5. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline:

    To: DetroitFreePress-All <DetroitFreePress-All@freepress.com>, DetroitNewspaperPartnership-All <DetroitNewspaperPartnership-All@dnps.com>
    Conversation: Message from Dave Hunke
    Subject: Message from Dave Hunke

    In the past 24 hours you have no doubt heard a lot of rumors and several news reports about significant changes at the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. Clearly, over the past months we have been exploring various scenarios to reposition the companies for growth and to ensure two strong newspaper voices in the community.

    We plan to share details early next week with you, as well as with readers, advertisers, unions and the community. In the meantime, let’s continue to focus on doing the best job we can and on building the strongest relationships we can among ourselves and with our customers.
  7. Doesn't sound to reassuring does it?
  8. VJ

    VJ Member

    In other words, crap our plans leaked out early but we're waiting till next week to tell you anyway.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    If the auto bailout goes down, and the Big 3 go into operational bankruptcy (no more automotive advertising), at least one of the Detroit papers will CLOSE.

    Within weeks.
  10. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    In other words, STFU and put out the paper quietly worms. Til we let you know you're fired.
  11. Word on the street is that Detroit will eventually become the first metro area without a newspaper.
  12. derwood

    derwood Active Member

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