October 8, 2009

Catching up: Blame the numbers in Alabama, Detroit

In Alabama, Lagniappe's Rob Holbert looks at the Mobile Press-Register's circulation numbers in his latest speculation on why its publisher was forced to retire early.

Numbers are not adding up to the desired financial picture so that means more layoffs are coming at the Detroit "daily" newspapers. Crain's Detroit reported about a meeting and Joel on the Road published a memo from the union, giving more information for those curious about what's up at the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News. Ad sales in 2009, for instance, are down 30 percent.

(Updated 10-9-09 to link to comment)


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