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Detroit newspapers and Detroit newspaper list

Introduction to Detroit News Media.

Detroit is a city in Michigan & the largest city in the United States on its border with Canada. In 2019, the population of Detroit was estimated at 670,031. Over 4.3 million people reside in the Metro Detroit region.

Media in Detroit

Newspapers are the primary source of information for people in Detroit. The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press are the prominent daily newspapers in the city. The Metro Times is another prominent publication in Detroit that has been published every week since 1980.

Television and radio are other popular medium of news operating in Detroit. Both the mediums are available for people in adjacent Canada, which also broadcasts some of the popular shows and radio programs in Detroit.

History of Detroit Newspapers

The Michigan Essay, also known as the Impartial Observer is the first newspaper to be published in Detroit. The first issue of the short-lived newspaper was published on August 31, 1809.

The Michigan Chronicle is among the oldest surviving newspapers in Detroit. The weekly newspaper serves the African-American community with all news related to politics, sports, entertainment and community events.

1. Detroit Free Press

Detroit Newspapers 01 Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press is a daily newspaper in Michigan owned by Gannet that is published from Detroit. Established in 1831, the paper is primarily circulated in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Monroe counties. Other than the daily printed edition of the paper, they also publish an online news website & an e-edition of the newspaper.

Detroit Newspapers 01 Detroit Free Press website

Detroit Free Press Online

Detroit Free Press ePaper

Detroit Free Press Android App

Detroit Free Press iOS App

2. The Detroit News

Detroit Newspapers 02 The Detroit News

The Detroit News is a daily newspaper in Detroit, Michigan owned by Digital First Media. The paper first hit the newsstands in 1873 and has since been covering news and updates from the Detroit Metro region. Other than the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, business, opinion, and more.

Detroit Newspapers 02 The Detroit News website

The Detroit News Online

The Detroit News Android App

The Detroit News iOS App

3. Automotive News

Detroit Newspapers 03 Automotive News

Automotive News is a weekly newspaper based out of Michigan covering news & updates about the automobile industry in Michigan. The paper was established in 1925 as the Automotive Daily News by George Slocumand is one of the oldest automotive newspapers in the country. Today the paper is circulated across the country and has separate newspapers published in Canada, China, Europe, and Germany.

Detroit Newspapers 03 Automotive News website

Automotive News Online

4. Crain’s Detroit Business

Detroit Newspapers 04 Crain s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business is a weekly business newspaper based in Detroit catering to the business community of Southeast Michigan. The paper covers all facets of news & updates about health care, banking/finance, sports, manufacturing, government/public policy, technology, education, real estate, law, entrepreneurship, advertising/marketing, and more.

Detroit Newspapers 04 Crain s Detroit Business website

Crain’s Detroit Business Online

Crain’s Detroit Business Android App

Crain’s Detroit Business iOS App

5. Metro Times

Metro Times is an alternative weekly newspaper in Detroit, Michigan owned by Euclid Media Group. The paper was established in 1980 by the publisher and editor Ron Williams and has since been catering to the readers in the Detroit Metro region. Over the years, the paper has grown to be the largest alternative weekly in Michigan with a circulation of 50,000 copies (as of 2014).

Other than the printed edition, they also publish an online news website with dedicated sections for news, food & drinks, music, arts & culture and more. Metro Times also has an active social media presence.

Detroit Newspapers 05 Metro Times website

Metro Times Online

6. The Macomb Daily

Detroit Newspapers 06 The Macomb Daily

The Macomb Daily is a daily newspaper in Metro Detroit, Michigan owned by Digital First Media. The paper first hit the newsstands in 1964 following the merger of the erstwhile newspapers The Mt. Clemens Monitor Leader, The South Macomb News and The Tri City Progress.

Today other than the printed edition of the paper, The Macomb Daily also publishes an online newspaper with dedicated sections for news, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, and more.

Detroit Newspapers 06 The Macomb Daily website

The Macomb Daily Online

The Macomb Daily ePaper

The Macomb Daily Android App

The Macomb Daily iOS App

7. The Jewish News

The Jewish News is a weekly community newspaper in Detroit catering to the Jewish community in Metro Detroit. The paper first hit the newsstands in 1942 and was quick to gain popularity. By 1951 the paper had acquired the prominent Jewish publications the Detroit Jewish Chronicle & The Legal Chronicle. Over the years the paper has undergone a series of mergers and acquisitions becoming the largest & most comprehensive Jewish newspaper in North America.

Detroit Newspapers 07 The Jewish News website

The Jewish News Online

8. Michigan Chronicle

Michigan Chronicle is a weekly newspaper in Detroit, Michigan owned by Real Times Inc. The paper was established in 1936 and has since been catering to the African-American community in Michigan.

Detroit Newspapers 08 Michigan Chronicle website

Michigan Chronicle Online

Conclusion

Just like other cities of the US, Detroit is also witnessing a decline in print media outlets. Two of the city newspapers reduced home delivery from daily to three days a week in 2019. Other newspapers also reduced publications on non-delivery days to focus on the website and other Internet-based news platforms.

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