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What are the Ramifications of West Michigan Newspaper Cutbacks and the new Mlive Media Group?

November 2, 2011 5 comments

[Updated] Earlier this morning, Dan Gaydou (President of the newly-minted Mlive Media Group) announced that the Booth papers: Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette, Flint Journal, Jackson Citizen-Patriot and Muskegon Chronicle will be cutting distribution down to three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.  The announcements characterize the new venture as a “digital-first company.”  Another big announcement was that MLive Media Group will merge with Advance Central Services Michigan.

What does it mean for the citizens of Michigan?  I’m afraid it will be less detail and less of a local focus in their news coverage.

Even in the announcement of the move was somewhat disconcerting (and even incestuous): Read more…

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