re the birth of AnnArbor.com. I just posted something about this on jlinx.com. I watched the little video and couldn't help wondering about the reasoning behind the plan to let the readers determine the editorial content of the site. Suppose they choose the oreos over the broccoli? I also get the heebie-jeebies when digital journalism sites congratulate themselves on welcoming community "content"... you know, the stuff that reporters used to be paid to do. All about the 12 percent solution -- no matter how it's sold. bk
The Flint Journal is on its last legs too - only printing 3 days a week starting in June. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/03/flint_journal_to_publish_3days.html
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.