November 11, 2009

Detroit Daily Press launching inch by site

Detroit's newest daily newspaper, the Detroit Daily Press, launched a Facebook page and is showing signs of launch.

The Detroit, Michigan, newspaper has set up its headquarters in a building that once housed the Royal Oak DailyTribune.and hired staff who once worked for the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Oakland Press and other Michigan newspapers.  

A posted photo says the sports team includes Dave Holzman, Daved Cintron, James Briggs, Hawke Fracassa, Jason Pinter, Peg McNichol, and Wendy Clem. But on LinkedIn, Wendy Clem says she will cover Wayne County. LinkedIn also says Allan Gilles is senior graphic designer. Another poster at a Detroit site says the just-released commemorative issue also has Rob Parker's byline there.

Meanwhile,  Bruce McLauglan, a former Detroit News editor, who took up motorcycle racing at age 39, is the managing editor who is taking resumes (and reminds a Faceback poster that competition is tough.)

Brothers Gary and Mark Stern had announced back in June that they would launch the daily newspaper, just a few months after the Detroit newspapers and 10 days after three other Michigan newspapers went to three days a week. As Ken Doctor wrote then, even the title is a rebuke.

Those who subscribe by Dec. 27 can get the daily newspaper for $3 a week. Regular price is $3.75. The goal: 150,000 subscribers.

Hat tip to Bill Shea who  posts an update and says watch for more on Friday on Crain's Detroit site as there's a press conference scheduled.

Click on Detroit has some more details on Friday's press conference and background on the brothers who are behind the new publication.

The Detroit Daily Press was published July 22-Nov. 22 1964, and again in 1978 when the former Detroit newspapers went on strike.

1 comment:

  1. I wish this effort well, but I think they are making a mistake by calling themselves the Detroit Daily Press when they are headquartered in Royal Oak. It only reinforces some historically bad vibes about the media and the area's minority community.