Thursday, April 15, 2010

How has the decision by the Detroit papers to reduce home delivery days played out?

For the past year, Michigan porches have been a little emptier most days of the week. The state's largest daily newspapers, the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, slashed their home delivery days in a risky bid to preserve the papers.

"It was really a matter of survival first and growth second," says Paul Anger, publisher and editor of the Free Press. "We were determined to find an economic model that didn't mean the death of us as a business by a thousand cuts, or the death of our newsrooms by a thousand cuts."

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