Can the Detroit Free Press survive the cuts?

2:02 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Can the Detroit Free Press survive the cuts?

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Allan Lengel writes for Deadline Detroit, "the recent exodus is unprecedented in size for local media outlets, and it has shaken the staff and left the top management searching for talent to fill a few of the positions."
The strange gurgling noise you hear on W. Lafayette Blvd is the sound of talent trickling down the drain. Since last summer, the paper has lost 20 staffers, who quit for a variety of reasons, and it soon will lose 22 more reporters, editors and photographers, who have accepted a buyout offer from the Gannett Company, the Free Press' Virginia-based owner.