Monday, December 15, 2008

Detroit Papers End Most Home Delivery

The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News are expected to announce this week that they will stop home delivery of the papers' print editions on four days of the week. They will only deliver the paper on the most lucrative days--Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Other days, the companies will sell abbreviated print editions at newsstands.

While other newspapers contemplate similar moves in response to the ad slump, the Detroit papers would be the first dailies in a major metropolitan market to both curtail home delivery and drastically scale back their print editions. They have been hit particularly hard because of the troubled auto industry's impact on the region.

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