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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5601
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 8:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Beginning in May, the Detroit Free Press will become the city's only Sunday newspaper when it stops publishing combined weekend editions with the Detroit News.

Starting May 6, both Detroit papers will publish separate Saturday editions, and the Free Press will be the only paper publishing Sundays. Additionally, the Free Press will begin publishing local community editions that it will include in Sunday papers.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060228/BUS INESS07/602280355
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5602
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 8:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the headline, I guess the News will resume Sunday publishing in June.
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Gumby
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Post Number: 906
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 204.39.224.152
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 9:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So this really means going from one paper on Sunday to two. Right?
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 9:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hardly news. Knight-Ridder was losing money by publishing the Freep, so they sold it to Gannett, who in turn sold their Detroit News to the Denver Post months ago. The JOA is nearing its end.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 782
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.221.34.173
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, Livernois. There's a new JOA.

The old one was disposed of last August.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 783
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

p.s. How many of you read the papers on the web? Probably a lot, or most?

Your life won't change at all. The Sunday News will be on the web, as always.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 191
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Same difference. There will be separate Sunday editions - or just one - depending upon how the Denver Post chooses.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 784
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Separate. The News' Sunday edition will be on the web.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 785
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

p.s. and dude, saying the Denver Post owns the News is like saying USA Today owns the Free Press.

Media News owns the Detroit News.
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 515
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.61.98.175
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The deadline for this has been pushed back repeatedly, due to tech difficulties with the new presses. It's going to finally happen though.

Don't try to distract Livernoisyard. Very very busy sniffing out socialism in every post.
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Dougw
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Post Number: 988
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 136.1.1.101
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To be extra-clear, it sounds like the the News' Sunday edition will *only* be on the web.

Even though it seemed ridiculous at first, I kind of grew to like the combined FreePress/News editions on the weekends... definitely more variety in editorial opinion.
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Southwestmap
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Post Number: 397
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 64.79.90.206
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This will affect me not at all. I don't buy the local papers much any more. You can get a free copy on Sunday mornings at Big Boy. If I do buy a paper on weekdays, I always go to the gas station on Clark and the Fisher where they are only a quarter.

I can't see paying more than a quarter for the content. Did you see see that the Detroit News has a new column on the front page of the features section: Sex Lady/Sex Laddie? They answer questions about sex (people need many more options for this) a la Cosmo and Redbook.

Its just too embarrassing. I buy the NYT.
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 517
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The layoffs going on are worse than who publishes what, in my h.o. That and Nolan Finley's ongoing Arab Hatefest.
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Babycombo
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Post Number: 81
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 2:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just graduated from Wayne State with a degree in Journalism and the shake-up at the two papers was a major part of my final semester. My professors (Ben Burns, Jack Lessenberry) discussed the ramificaitons of the sale of the two papers. The biggest problem with the sale is the future. Both seemed to agree that within 10-15 years, as circulation numbers dwindle, one paper will stop publishing.

With the powerful news company Gannett behind the Freep, The Detroit News may be the one on the chopping block.
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 520
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 2:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Within 10-15 years? Try within 2 years.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 206
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 2:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Babe: Notice that there is no longer an afternoon paper. Those remaining PM papers are dying relics from a long-gone era. And is there really a circulation base for two AMers? Many papers have been caught falsifying their circulation figures to advertisers recently.
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Babycombo
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Post Number: 82
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

10-15 years is being a bit optimistic.
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Pffft
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Post Number: 786
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 4:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

People have been predicting the News' demise since the ink was dry on the first JOA back in '88.

So what else is new? They'd lose too much circulation to close one paper, or they would have done it long ago.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 254
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 68.2.191.57
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 4:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm finding I prefer the news that shows up right here over the papers anyway. Sure the papers are more accountable but perhaps because of that, they don't get up close and personal.

(Thinking of Itsjeff's recent "Some excitement on Saint Paul" thread.)

Jimaz, old Detroit Newsboy
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Noggin
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Post Number: 49
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 5:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aren't the newspapers there so the tv news has stories to broadcast about?
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Pffft
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Post Number: 787
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 5:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And radio, Noggin.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 327
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess there's no hope for me and Jjaba to get our afternoon Detroit Times routes back again.
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Innercity_detroit
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank GOD for the Michigan Citizen

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