174 year old Michigan newspaper Ann Arbor News will cease daily publication and switch to a primarily online only operation.
Owner Advance Publications made the announcement Monday, saying that the paper had experienced “deep” loses since 2008. The paper will continue to print two editions Thursday and Sunday, but the operations are being started from the ground up and will be primarily focused on the website. The number of jobs to be cut wasn’t specified, with the company saying only that “job losses will be unavoidable.”
Advance Publications also made cuts to a range of Michigan community newspapers, with The Flint Journal, The Bay City Times and The Saginaw News cutting their print editions from seven to three days a week starting June 1. Advance also said it will freeze pension plans at most of its 26 newspapers across the United States