Hard Times at the News
The city's daily is shrinking fast
From the January, 2009 issue
For most of this decade, the Ann Arbor News spent money freely-even as it lost readers.
News flew Carty to the Gulf Coast to write about a Michigan football player who lost his home in Hurricane Katrina, and to New England to interview former athletes about their academic experiences. He recalls the "hundreds of hours of overtime" invested in that series on athletics and academics, and big bills to acquire documents from the university. But recently the Ann Arbor News hit the brakes-hard. It not only stopped spending money but started slashing staff and..."/>