Metro Detroit Newspapers and Magazines

Newspaper boxes selling the competing Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News are shown August 3, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. In a shuffle of the city's print news outlets, the companies announced today that Knight-Ridder will sell the Free Press to Gannet Co., publisher of 101 daily newspapers in the U.S. At the same time, the News, currently owned by Gannet, will be sold to MediaNews Group Inc.
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Whether you're looking for daily news, monthly restaurant reviews or home decorating tips, Detroit has a publication that suits your needs. Information about each publication, its schedule, and area of service is listed below.

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    Started in 1831, the Detroit Free Press was originally known as the "Democratic Free Press." Liberal leaning, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning paper has the largest circulation in the city. It is also a party to a joint-operating agreement with The Detroit News, the other main daily newspaper in Detroit.

    In 2005, the Detroit Free Press was bought by Gannett, the former owner of The Detroit News. Gannett immediately sold off The Detroit News to Media News and reworked the joint operating agreement between the two papers so that they both have morning editions. The Free Press, however, got the exclusive Sunday edition.

  • 02 of 07

    The Detroit News started small in 1874, but gradually absorbed some of its smaller competitors. Historically conservative, The Detroit News has been part of a joint-operating agreement with the Detroit Free Press since 1989. The Detroit News has a smaller readership than the Free Press, probably because the News is the more conservative of the two and, according to a 2005 survey conducted by the Bay Area Center for Voting Research, Detroit has evolved into the most liberal city in the United States.

  • 03 of 07
    The Oakland Press is a daily paper serving the Oakland County area. In addition to Oakland County news, the paper also reports on the state and nation and can be delivered in print or in digital format. A limited edition can also be perused free online.
  • 04 of 07

    This is a free, weekly alternative publication caters to 18-to-34-year-olds. The paper profiles musicians and covers night spots, restaurants, events and culture. It provides a lot of opinions and alternative news coverage and is slanted to the left. Known as a good publication for personals, Metro Times is available on Wednesdays.

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  • 05 of 07

    This weekly paper focuses on business news. It is delivered on Mondays and includes news, events, columns, and lists. For example, the paper publishes lists of Detroit's largest employers and biggest mergers.

  • 06 of 07

    The monthly, over-sized magazine was started in 1996. The glossy publication showcases restaurants, events, and theater, as well as profiles Detroit residents. Its readership consists primarily of homeowners with high incomes. The median reader age is 43.

  • 07 of 07

    This is a magazine devoted to home décor and gardening and aimed at 40-something, affluent homeowners. It is published a few times a year.