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Clicks over Quality…. Will the Ann Arbor News follow The Oregonian, demanding that all reporters post three stories a day?

Advance Publications, the owners of the Ann Arbor News, made the national news a few days ago when New York Times columnist David Carr announced that, in an attempt to drive increased web traffic to the website of their Portland paper, The Oregonian, they were requiring all of their reporters to post three stories per […]

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My thoughts on the death of AnnArbor.com

I’m still trying to wrap my head around today’s surprise announcement that, after four years in business, the big experiment in online journalism we’ve come to know as AnnArbor.com would be going away, and that, henceforth, all of the regional reporting done by the staff of Advance Publications would be distributed by way of their […]

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AnnArbor.com cuts staff considerably, laying off 14

They’re not really talking about it on the AnnArbor.com site, but on Friday they laid off 14 employees. According to Michigan Radio, this leaves about 20 or so people in their newsroom. (The old Ann Arbor News, from what I’m told, had approximately 75 reporters in their newsroom.) Among those let go were lead blogger […]

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AnnArbor.com – where news breaks

In case you missed it, Time magazine ran a feature a few days ago entitled What Happens When a Town Loses Its Newspaper? The town in question, as you might have guessed, is Ann Arbor, which, according to Time is “the first big town to lose its daily paper.” Here’s a clip: ….The answer is […]

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The untimely (or timely) death of the Ann Arbor News

You wouldn’t know it if you read the front page of today’s Ann Arbor News, but the 174 year old paper is going out of business. The publisher of the paper, Laurel Champion, informed employees this morning that that local institution would cease publication come July. As I understand it, the paper will stop publishing, […]

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