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A “terrible blow to journalism, ” MLive cuts 29 jobs at a time when Michigan desperately needs quality reporting

I think everyone knew, when it was announced a few days before Christmas that Laurel Champion, MLive’s general manager for Southeast Michigan, would be leaving the organization, that something was up. Champion, after all, had been with the digital media company since the very beginning… since the moment when she, as the Publisher of the […]

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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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