So Long, Freep

The Detroit Free Press, at 177 one of the venerable urban newspapers in the US, is ending weekday home delivery and curtailing the content of its print edition. Their particular method is interesting in that it doesn’t involve a massacre in the newsroom, unlike those that have occurred at other papers. So perhaps we’re seeing a realization on the part of the newspaper industry that actual journalism doesn’t have to be sacrificed in the name of cost control. But what does? I’m going to miss daily newspapers. I still have the front page from the day the Tigers won the ’84 World Series, and from the Red Wings’ 1997 Stanley Cup win.

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