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Detroit News and Detroit Free Press facing news staff cuts Cuts threaten watchdog role
WXYZ (ABC Detroit) ^ | 11-15/11-16-16 | Curtis Jackson

Posted on 11/16/2016 6:33:17 PM PST by dynachrome

Two pillars of local journalism are facing cuts.

Sources confirm a Crain's Detroit business report that indicates the entire editorial staff at the Detroit News has been offered buyouts -- regardless of seniority.

They have a week to decide before layoffs are announced.

Sources tell 7 Action News staffers at the Detroit Free Press will be made a similar offer as early as Wednesday.

Tim Kiska is a former staffer for both papers.

"This is not good, I don't think, for public discourse at all. This is a disaster," Kiska said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wxyz.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bluezones; detroit; dinosaurmedia; layoffs; liberalmedia; newspapers; urban
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Golly, what a shame. The idiot newsreader in the autoplay video even says this may be a threat "to democracy itself".

What a panty wetter!

1 posted on 11/16/2016 6:33:17 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Excellent!


2 posted on 11/16/2016 6:34:27 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: dynachrome

These media people take themselves WAY to seriously...


3 posted on 11/16/2016 6:35:18 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: dynachrome

The only thing I want to know is when does this happen to the NY Slimes and the Washington Compost?


4 posted on 11/16/2016 6:36:20 PM PST by vette6387
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To: dynachrome

When will Lee Publishing shrink?


5 posted on 11/16/2016 6:37:09 PM PST by ptsal
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To: dynachrome

Mitch “The Bitch” Albom needs to get run out on a rail.

What a white tool playing nice with inner city black ignance for ratings and book sales.

FUMA


6 posted on 11/16/2016 6:38:38 PM PST by Eddie01 (Democrats are the Liquidate America Party)
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To: dynachrome
Modern day journalism (so called) makes old time "yellow journalism" look like children's bedtime stories.
7 posted on 11/16/2016 6:40:25 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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Well, both papers are a joke, anyway.

When the wikileaks dumps were coming in hot & heavy, I recall seeing ONE reference in the Detroit News — ostensibly the ‘more conservative’ of the two. It detailed how Debbie Dingell had been omitted from some Dem party function to her everlasting outrage.

Anything about Hillary? The Clinton Foundation? Naw, but Debbie Dingell sure got the shaft...

Sheesh...

(In the interest of full disclosure, I only would look at the online version of the News, almost never the Free Press, so I probably missed many hard-hitting disclosures of the criminality that our watchdogs were hawking...)

Or not...


8 posted on 11/16/2016 6:40:56 PM PST by DJ Frisat (Hey, what happened to my clever tag line?!)
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To: dynachrome
Two pillars of local journalism are facing cuts.

Pillars of salt.....

9 posted on 11/16/2016 6:41:19 PM PST by capydick (“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.)
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“Watchdog role” ???????

A propaganda machine for the DNC and every liberal piece of garbage that comes down the road is more like it.


10 posted on 11/16/2016 6:42:20 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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Social fascists don’t die well, takes time. But when they do die, they morph into something else to look good for the masses. Then there gone......

The Clintons are trying to pull this off as we speak. Will have to die with the thought that there kid will do it, because they failed and blamed every one else, to justify their status as corrupt loser’s.


11 posted on 11/16/2016 6:50:56 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (Red necks & all necks for Trump!)
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watchdog role

             

12 posted on 11/16/2016 6:55:45 PM PST by tomkat
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Newspapers come and newspapers go. The void they leave will be filled in a nanosecond.


13 posted on 11/16/2016 7:02:29 PM PST by fhayek
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Ahem, I would bet this paper endorsed Hillary.

Enjoy your future, idiots!


14 posted on 11/16/2016 7:08:43 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticides, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: dynachrome

What watchdog role?


15 posted on 11/16/2016 7:12:57 PM PST by Brilliant
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Sometime around 01 or 02 I stopped getting the Detroit News delivery, realizing I was only encouraging the stink they were putting out.

I did continue to peruse their online site almost exclusively for local Detroit sports news until they came out endorsing some third party person instead of Trump.

Once again I voted against the establishment Detroit paper by moving my once a day sports hit to Mlive.com. They do sports a little differently but it's good, and Mlive gives a much more State of Michigan approach to the news.

A huge difference is they don't really do any editorials, they just report.

I won't miss the Detnews & Freep.com at all.

16 posted on 11/16/2016 7:20:42 PM PST by WhoisAlanGreenspan? (By the dawn's early light)
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To: dynachrome

It’s called capitalism journo babies, deal with it. Or start writing truthfull stories about Trump and conservatives and maybe people will read your rags.


17 posted on 11/16/2016 7:21:51 PM PST by pangaea6
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Yeah, me too—once in a while I’ll buy the Free Press or the News if they have a frontpage story about some Detroit property deal or some urban-renewal related thing, but those rags are worthless—even the Sports sections I should add—but I’m from Chicago.


18 posted on 11/16/2016 7:28:47 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dynachrome

Honestly, I haven’t seen a copy of the News or Free Press in at last a year. Newspapers are not relevant to the world of 2016.


19 posted on 11/16/2016 7:42:53 PM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: dynachrome
The Detroit News actually endorsed Gary Johnson for president. Both of these stinking shit-cans of communist filth will not be missed...by anybody 'round here (northern suburbs). It would be hilarious to see Rochelle Riley (and other white hating racists), et.al on the un-enjoyment line.

Of course, some enterprising person could start an honest newspaper and really make a killing.
20 posted on 11/16/2016 7:50:04 PM PST by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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