Friday, July 24, 2009

Ann Arbor News folds; Web transition begins

After 174 years, the last edition of the News rolled off the presses Thursday morning as Michigan's fifth-largest city started to make the transition to a new era of journalism.

Because of a steep decline in advertising revenue and readers' shift toward the Internet, the News' owner, Advance Publications, is one of several media companies that are discarding the old model of print journalism in favor of a new digital one.

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