Michigan Newspapers

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press was first published as the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer on May 5, 1831. The first issues were printed on a press purchased from the discontinued Oakland Chronicle of Pontiac, Michigan. It was dragged from Pontiac in a wagon over unpaved roads to a building at Bates and Woodbridge streets in Detroit. This amazing press could produce two hundred and fifty pages an hour, hand operated by two men. The first issues were 14 by 20 inches in size, with five columns of type. Sheldon McKnight became the first publisher with John Pitts Sheldon as editor. The paper was developed into a leading Democratic publication under the ownership of Wilbur F. Storey in the 1850's,. Storey left for the Chicago Times in 1861, taking a lot of the staff with him. In 1940 the Free Press was sold to the Knight Ridder chain. During the following forty-seven years the Free Press competed with the Detroit News in the southeastern Michigan market. The Free Press was delivered and sold as a morning paper while the News was sold and delivered as an evening newspaper.

Detroit News

James E. Scripps who was the older half-brother and one-time partner of Edward W. Scripps founded The Detroit News. The paper's success is largely credited to Scripps' son-in-law, George Gough Booth, who came aboard at the request of his Father-in-law. Booth went on to create Michigan's largest newspaper domain, founding the independent Booth Newspapers chain (now owned by S.I. Newhouse's Advance Publications) with his two brothers. The Detroit News building was built in 1917. It was designed by architect Albert Kahn, who included a faux-stone concrete building with large street level for additional light. The arches along the east and south side of the building were bricked-in for protection after the 12th Street Riot in 1967. The bricked-in arches on the east and south ends of the building were reopened during renovations when the Free Press relocated its offices there 20 years later.

Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan owned by Gannett. The Lansing State Journal is the sole daily newspaper published in metropolitan Lansing. The newspaper had an average Monday through Friday readership of 41,330, a Saturday readership of 43,885, and a Sunday Readership of 65,904 from October 2011 to March 2012. It had an average Monday through Saturday readership of 47,716, and a Sunday readership of 66,518 from November 2010 to April 2011. The paper was started as the Lansing Republican on April 28, 1855, to advance the causes of the newly founded Republican Party in Michigan. Over the next 50 years, the paper saw many name changes and many different owners, finally merging with the rival Lansing Journal forming The State Journal in January 1911. The paper became the Lansing State Journal on August 25, 1980. On April 15, 1985, and it became a morning publication, rather than an afternoon one.

Macomb Daily

The Macomb Daily is a daily newspaper serving Mount Clemens, Michigan. It is the only daily newspaper distributed in Macomb County, Michigan, making the county the largest in Michigan in terms of population with only one daily newspaper. The paper is owned by the Journal Register Company. The Macomb Daily was formed by the merger of The Mt. Clemens Monitor Leader, The South Macomb News and The Tri-City Progress in the early 1970's. The Macomb Daily was one of the first daily newspapers to automate its circulation onto computers and has a substantial fleet of twenty delivery vans that date back to 1977 with the Ford Macomb Daily Blue with White strips. This newspaper suffered for awhile with several mergers and broadened to 7 days around the late 1990's, but is doing much better as of 2012. Macomb Daily Headquarters are located in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

The Mount Pleasant Morning Sun is a daily newspaper located in Mount Pleasant Michigan. It is owned by Digital First Media as part of its Detroit region. The newspaper is published Monday-Sunday.

Oakland Press

Owned by the Journal Register Company, The Oakland Press is a daily newspaper that covers Oakland County, Michigan. The newspaper was originally named The Pontiac Press until 1972 when it was named The Oakland Press. The Oakland Press reports on statewide Michigan news, as well as national and international news. They also cover High school sports coverage, and their Pro sports reporters provide the latest on the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Tigers. The Oakland Press is very involved with community outreach and interaction by hosting a Community Media Lab that contains citizen blogs on a wide variety of topics. They also are constantly looking for news feedback to ensure accuracy in their reporting. Stay informed about MI news from Pontiac, Rochester all Oakland County and beyond by ordering a subscription today.

Royal Oak Daily Tribune

Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,062. It should not be confused with Royal Oak Charter Township, a separate community located nearby. It is the 5th largest city in Oakland County and the 18th largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald is a bi-weekly newspaper serving the Downriver suburbs of Detroit. It is based in Southgate, Michigan and owned by Digital First Media as part of its Detroit region. The newspaper is published every Wednesday and Sunday.