Contents 1 History 2 The Future 3 Columnists and staff writers 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Former Detroit News logo, used for marketing Telegraphic dispatches to the paper exceeded 75,000 words a day in 1918[3] The Detroit News was founded by James E. Scripps, who, in turn, was the older half-brother and one-time partner of Edward W. Scripps. The paper's eventual success, however, is largely credited to Scripps' son-in-law, George Gough Booth, who came aboard at the request of his wife's father. Booth went on to construct Michigan's largest newspaper empire, founding the independent Booth Newspapers chain (now owned by S.I. Newhouse's Advance Publications) with his two brothers. The Detroit News building was erected in 1917. It was designed by architect Albert Kahn, who included a faux-stone concrete building with large street level arches to admit light. The arches along the east and south side of the building were bricked-in for protection after the 12th Street Riot in 1967. The bricked-in arches on the east and south ends of the building were reopened during renovations required when the Free Press relocated its offices there 20 years later. In 1931, The Detroit News made history when it bought a three place Pitcairn PCA-2 auto-gyro as a camera aircraft which could take off and land in restricted places and semi-hover for photos. It was the ancestor of today's well known news helicopter.[4] In 1935 a single Lockheed Model 9 Orion was purchased and modified by Lockheed as a news camera plane for The Detroit News. To work in that role, a pod was built into the frontal leading edge of the right wing about eight feet (2.4 m) out from the fuselage. This pod had a glass dome on the front and a mounted camera. To aim the camera the pilot was provided with a primitive grid-like gun sight on his windshield.[5] July 13, 1995, Newspaper Guild employees of the Detroit Free Press and The News along with pressmen, printers and Teamsters, working for the "Detroit Newspapers" distribution arm, went on strike. Approximately half of the staffers crossed the picket line before the unions ended their strike in February 1997. The strike was resolved in court three years later, with the journalists' union losing its unfair labor practices case on appeal. Still, the weakened unions remain active at the paper, representing a majority of the employees under their jurisdiction. August 3, 2005, Gannett announced that it would sell The News to MediaNews Group and purchase the Free Press from the Knight Ridder company. With this move, Gannett became the managing partner in the papers' joint operating agreement. On May 7, 2006, the combined Sunday Detroit News and Free Press were replaced by a stand-alone Sunday Free Press. On December 16, 2008, Detroit Media Partnership announced a plan to limit weekday home delivery for both dailies to Thursday and Friday only. On other weekdays the paper sold at newsstands would be smaller, about 32 pages, and redesigned. This arrangement went into effect March 30, 2009.[6] Detroit News and Free Press Building, the newspaper's home 1917-2014 The News has significantly lower print circulation than the Free Press (over 100,000 fewer copies, according to the Knight Ridder 2004 Annual Report) though The News website is the 10th most-read newspaper website in the United States.[citation needed] The current home of Detroit News and Free Press offices In February 2014, the DMP announced its offices along with those of The News and the Free Press would move from the West Lafayette building to six floors in both the old and new sections of the former Federal Reserve building at 160 West Fort Street. The partnership expected to place signs on the exterior similar to those on the former offices.[7][8] The move took place October 24–27, 2014.[9] Editorially, The News is considered more conservative than the Free Press. However, it considers itself libertarian. In an editorial statement printed in 1958, The News described itself as consistently conservative on economic issues and consistently liberal on civil liberties issues. It has never endorsed a Democrat for president, and has only failed to endorse a Republican presidential candidate four times: twice during the Franklin D. Roosevelt era; in 2004, when it refused to endorse George W. Bush for re-election; and in 2016, when it endorsed Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson rather than Republican nominee Donald Trump.[10][11]

The Future[edit] The Joint Operating Agreement that the News and Free Press exist under has an early termination clause that can be elected after 10 years, if both papers can show three consecutive years of operating losses. The JOA does not expire until December 2025 and automatically renews for another 5 years if neither party opts out.[12]

Columnists and staff writers[edit] The staff of The Detroit News includes columnists Neal Rubin and Nolan Finley, sports columnist Bob Wojnowski, auto writer Henry Payne and business writer Daniel Howes.

See also[edit] Metro Detroit portal Journalism portal Media in Detroit Warren T. Brookes

References[edit] ^ "Audit Bureau of Circulations". Retrieved October 29, 2011.  ^ "Detroit Times Building". Buildings of Detroit. Retrieved October 29, 2010.  ^ "The Detroit News: Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Three, Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen, a Record of Progress". Franklin Press. 1918.  ^ "Hover Plane and Camera Join News Staff". Popular Mechanics: 632. October 1931.  ^ "Flying Camera Aimed Like a Machine Gun". Popular Mechanics: 513. April 1935.  ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard & Chapman, Mary (March 31, 2009). "Detroit's Daily Papers Are Now Not So Daily". The New York Times.  ^ Zaniewski, Ann; Gallagher, John (20 February 2014). "Free Press, News moving to new home in core of downtown Detroit". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-05-16.  ^ Aguilar, Louis (23 April 2014). "Detroit News, Free Press, DMP will occupy 6 floors in old Federal Reserve building". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2014-05-16.  ^ Rubin, Neil (24 October 2014). "News moving out, leaving century of memories behind". Detroit News. Retrieved 2014-10-27.  ^ Winkler, Claudia (October 28, 2004). "'For President: None of the Above': 'The Detroit News' Completes Its Retreat from Principle to Mush". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved April 18, 2014.  ^ "Endorsement: Libertarian Gary Johnson for President". Detroit News. September 29, 2016.  ^ Shea, Bill (July 3, 2012). "Don't panic yet: The Detroit Free Press isn't closing, but a major change is afoot". Crain's Detroit Business. 

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